|Final Presentation posted
ABET Assessment and Reflection posted
Final Report posted
Milestone #2 Acheived
Milestone #1 Acheived
Faculty Consultation - Dr. Mistrick
Question posted to discussion forum
Updated schedule posted
Proposal text posted
Lutron comments uploaded
Technical Assignment 3 - Notes - posted
Technical Assignment 3 PowerPoint posted
Technical Assignment 3 PDF posted
Technical Assignment 2 posted
Technical Assignment 1 posted
Building Statistics posted
CPEP website online and working
Owner Permission Form received
Welcome to Jonathan Walker's e-portfolio. From now until April 2009, I will be investigating the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Virginia. I will investigate all the building systems, with special attention to the Lighting and Electrical Systems. In November, I will propose some new designs and in Spring 2009 will work to achieve these designs.
The course sequence of AE 481W and AE 482 comprise what is more commonly known as AE
Senior Thesis. This year long capstone design project is one of the major highlights of the five year
professional degree BAE program. It is required of all undergraduate students in the Department of
Architectural Engineering at Penn State.
Senior Thesis consists of obtaining an outside sponsor who provides the student with an actual
building that will be used as the model for a variety of technical and management tasks throughout
the year. Based on the building or project model, students will investigate the project, perform
technical analysis, develop project criteria and eventually prepare a written proposal for more
advanced design work. This is followed up by a semester of intense effort to complete the goals of
the proposal. A formal written final report is required as is a verbal presentation to a faculty jury.
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 explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.
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 herewith 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 Jonathan Walker. 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 this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.