Construction Management Option




University of Maryland, Baltimore

New Administration Building

Baltimore, MD


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"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 Keith Meacham. 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.”

Keith Meacham's Student Biography


Keith Meacham is currently in his 5th year of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, University Park. In May of 2009 Keith will graduate with a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering (BAE), in the Construction Management Option. He has been involved in the American Indian Housing Initiative (AIHI) since sophomore year, where he volunteered on the Northern Cheyenne reservation (Montana). Keith also has been a member of The Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence, Student Chapter (S:PACE), for three years and an officer for two years. For S:PACE, Keith organized the annual construction trip, allowing students to see real buildings and systems at different phases of construction. Very beneficial interaction with industry members occurs at this time.

Mr. Meacham has had three internships during his last three summers (06’, 07’, 08’), for three national construction companies. The first and third summers were spent with Turner Construction in their Philadelphia office and his second summer was with Barton Malow Company in their Linthicum, MD office (Baltimore area).

Each internship offered a different look into the world of construction. The contracts were set up differently, so he has had experience as a CM agent, CM at risk, and GC. Keith has sat in on owner’s, safety, progress, bid, coordination, and contractor meetings. He has personally created and enacted punch lists, developed superintendent daily reports, and has assisted in monthly reports, change orders, and field directives. These experiences have been crucial in Keith’s professional development and will assist in his decision for full-time employment.



 About Portfolio: 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.



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Building Statistics: Part 1
Student Biography
Technical Assignment #1
Thesis Abstract
Building Statistics: Part 2
Technical Assignment #2
Technical Assignment #3
Thesis Proposal
Thesis Report

Thesis Research

Thesis Presentation
Thesis Reflection
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