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.”

Thesis Proposal

Thesis Proposal (12/12/08)

Proposal Executive Summary

1. Mechanical Breadth
The mechanical breadth will be completed by determining the efficiency of the windows that were installed. Once this is completed a more efficient window will be chosen and analysis will take place considering material costs, energy savings, and installation costs. Comparisons will determine if this change is logical.

2. Structural Breadth
Stemming from the mechanical breadth a structural breadth will be completed based on the new properties of the windows. The current buildings bearing capacity will be analyzed with the current windows in place. Then it will be determined whether the new loads imposed by the alternate windows will exceed this bearing capacity. If so the structure will have to be altered so there is sufficient support for the new system.


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Building Statistics: Part 2
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Technical Assignment #3
Thesis Proposal
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