Jason Salyer, LEED AP

Construction Management 2008-2009



50 Connell Drive Office Building

Berkeley Heights, NJ

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


Thesis Research

Special thanks to all of those who helped guide me through my thesis research.

John Messner – AE Faculty
Robert Holland – AE Faculty
Kevin Parfitt – AE Faculty
David Riley – AE Faculty
Jim Faust – AE Alum
John Bechtel – Penn State OPP
Frank Simeone – Connell’s Representative
Steve Kern – Turner Construction
Paul Angelini – Turner Construction
Mike Squilla – Turner Construction
Kathleen McCartney - Turner Construction
Janet Shipton – RDK Engineers
Scott Wolf – Tri State HVAC
Joe Farina – Atlantic Exterior Wall Systems
Amy Prebil – Architectural Aluminum & Glass

The following is a brief works cited for my research. There are too many items for me to list all of the resources I used.

1. Krygiel, Eddy; Nies, Brad. " Green BIM: Successful Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling. John Wiley & Sons. 2007.

This book was a useful aid for researching my industry issue. Numerous concepts from my report came from

2. http://corporateportal.ppg.com/NA/IdeaScapes/Glass+Landing.htm

PPG's website was used to find important information for the SolarBan glass that I proposed to use on the project.

3. https://buyat.ppg.com/pgtechnicalresources/energymodeling/default.aspx

This site was important for conducting my energy modeling simulation.

4. http://www.mcquay.com/McQuay/common/pages/SearchMcQuayCom

McQuay's website provided valuable information on how modular central plants work and te advantages of using that type of system.

5. http://atlanticexteriorwalls.com/consulting.htm

Atlantic Exterior Wall Systems, LLC was the stone contractor for the exterior wall of the building. Their website, together with a phone interview of their owner allowed me to research how the exterior wall panels were built and installed on the building.


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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