Jason Salyer, LEED AP

Construction Management 2008-2009



550 Connell Drive Office Building0 Connell Drive Office Building

Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Welcome to Jason Salyer's Senior Thesis e-Portfolio!


Technical Assignments

Technical Report # 1 - Construction Project Management

This report is intended to familiarize one with the conditions under which the building is constructed and its scope of work. The goal of this is to provide opportunities and constraints that affect the design and construction process. Included is a project schedule summary, building systems summary, project cost evaluation, site plan, local conditions, client information, project delivery system and a staffing plan.

Technical Report # 2 - Cost and Schedule Analysis

This section analyzes the key features of the project that affect project execution. Included is a detailed project schedule, site layout planning, detailed structural system estimate, general conditions estimate and critical industry issues.

Technical Report # 3 - Alternative Methods Analysis

This report identifies areas of the project that are good candidates for research, alternative methods, value engineering and schedule compression. Included is an outline of constructability challenges, schedule acceleration scenarios, value engineering topics, problem identification and a section devoted to technical analysis methods.


Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, please be aware that the information contained herwith is considered a work-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior thesis project are solely the interpretation of Jason Salyer. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into the thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. it contains material produced for a year-long senior thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the department of architectural engineering. For an explantion of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

Special thanks to the Turner Construction Company and The Connell Real Estate and Development Company for allowing me to use 50 Connell Drive for my thesis project.



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