Technical Assignments

Technical Assignment #1
This document is intended to familiarize the audience with the project and analyze the current status of the project. This technical assignment analyzes the Office Building on eight levels. This analysis covers the project schedule, building systems, project cost in D4Cost 2002 and R.S. Means, the project’s site plan, local conditions, client information, project delivery systems, and current staffing plan.

Technical Assignment #2
The intention of Technical Assignment #2 is to analyze more transcendent features of the project and how they will affect the project's outcome. This report contains a detailed schedule analysis, a site planning analysis of the superstructure phase, a detailed structural systems estimate, a general conditions estimate, and critical industry issues.

Technical Assignment #3
Technical Assignment #3 is meant to identify issues of the project that show potential areas of research for my thesis. Included in this report is a glance at constructability challenges the team faced, schedule acceleration scenarios implemented, value engineering topics that were agreed or disagreed upon, problems identified for my thesis project, and technical analysis methods for each area of study.

Final Thesis Report

The Final Report is a culmination of the year's research and analysis of the Office Building in Washington, DC.

Complete Final Report (pdf)

Table of Contents



Executive Summary

Project Team Overview

Client Information
Project Delivery System
Staffing Plan

Existing Conditions Report

Design Overview
Building Systems Summary
Local Conditions
Site Plan of Existing Conditions
Site Layout Planning

Project Logistics Details

Detailed Project Schedule
Project Estimate Summary
Detailed Structrual System Estimate
General Conditions Estimate

Analysis #1: M Street Ramp Re-design - Steel vs Concrete
(Breadth Studies)

Problem Statement
Research Steps
Expected Outcome
Re-design of the M Street Ramp with CIP Concrete Structure
Increase Plenum Depth
Budget & Schedule Comparison
Construction Comparison
LEED Impact
Conclusion & Recommendations

Analysis #2: Utilizing a Matrix Schedule

Problem Statement
Research Steps
Expected Outcome
Introduction to Matrix Schedule
Original Schedule
Utilizing a Matrix Schedule
Conclusion & Recommendations

Analysis #3: Implementing the Whole Building Design Guide
(Critical Industry Research Issue)

Problem Statement
Research Steps
Expected Outcome
About Whole Building Design (WBD)
WBD Approved
Conclusion & Recommendations

Thesis Conclusion



Appendix A: D4Cost Data
Appendix B: R.S. Means Source Data
Appendix C: Detailed Structural System Estimate Take-Offs
Appendix D: Detailed CIP Concrete System Estimate Take-Offs
Appendix E: General Conditions Estimate
Appendix F: CIP Concrete Structural Hand Calculations
Appendix G: CIP Concrete Structural STAAD Pro 2006 Cals
Appendix H: CIP Concrete Structural PCAColumn Calculations
Appendix I: Matrix Schedule Duration Calculations

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 Christopher Ankeny. 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.