This is a student-generated Capstone Project e-Portfolio (CPEP) produced in conjunction with the AE Senior Thesis e-Studio.


Biographical Sketch

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis e-Studio

Thesis Research


Analysis I: Redesign of the Curtain Wall System: Elimination of the 4 Degree Slope

  • Clark Construction Group, LLC

  • Arena Stage Construction Documents/Specifications

  • StructureCraft Inc. (

  • Icon Exterior Building Solutions, LP

  • Curtain Wall Shop Drawings

  • Glazing Mock-Up Design/Test Procedure narrative

  • Structural Wind Load Testing and Tolerance narrative

  • Penn State AE Faculty

Analysis II: Application of Photovoltaic Panels

The University of Oregon Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory – Sun Path Chart Program

EDSGN 498A Text Book
Photovoltaic Systems. Orland Park, IL: American Technical Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Seasonal Calculator

Environmental Temperature Information


Advanced Green Technologies

Affordable Solar

Kully Solar 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) – PV Watts Program

District Department of the Environment (DDOE) –
Renewable Energy Incentive Program (REIP) Guide to Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

Analysis III: Redesign of the Fichandler Stage Air Distribution System

  • Southland Industries

  • Clark Construction Group, LLC

  • Arena Stage Construction Documents/Specifications

  • DuctSox website (

  • 2005-2008 ASHRAE HandbookCD+

  • Trane Ductulator

  • Penn State AE Faculty

DuctSox Engineering & Design Manual

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, visit the AE Senior Thesis link below.
User 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 Joni Anderson. 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.

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