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.”

Technical Assignments

Technical Assignment #1

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, New Administration Building is located amongst the rest University's Baltimore Campus. The Admin. Building will house UMB's executive administration offices. This Technical Assignment takes an in depth look at the existing construction conditions for the UMB New Administration Building.

Several aspects of the construction management process were explored, including the project schedule, building systems, projects costs, project site, client information and the project delivery system.

Technical Assignment #2

This Technical Assignment takes a more in depth look at certain aspects of the UMB New Administration Building. Some of the topics discussed in Technical Assignment #1 are expanded and analyzed deeper.

These topics include a detailed project schedule, site layout planning, detailed structural systems estimate, general conditions estimate, and an overview of critical industry issues discussed at the PACE Roundtable on October 16th, 2008.

Technical Assignment #3

This technical assignment focuses on constructability challenges and how they were dealt with, schedule acceleration scenarios, and value engineering topics.It is concluded with four technical analyses based on the challenges that occurred in the job.


 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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