Construction Management Option




University of Maryland, Baltimore

New Administration Building

Baltimore, MD


User Note:


"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.”


ABET Outcome Survey
Important Note:  These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.

ABET Outcomes
for AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 0)

 (Score of 1)

(Score of 2)

(Score of 3)

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering





b. An ability to analyze and interpret data





c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs





e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems





f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility





g. An ability to communicate effectively





h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context





i. An ability to engage in life-long learning





j. A knowledge of contemporary issues





k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice





o. Engineering design capabilities in at least two (2) of the (3) basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program





p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects





AE 481W/AE 482 Course Reflection

The senior thesis project is great preparation for entering the world of construction. It helps refine your ability to use construction documents, specifications, etc. to find the information needed. Investigating these materials is the only way to learn about a building. This along with my prior internships gives me confidence in my abilities when required to perform various tasks on a jobsite.

The greatest benefit gained from the senior thesis project is time management. Aside from certain progress checkpoints the only submissions were due dates. This forces the student to use time wisely so all deadlines are met. I knew I could improve in this area and I have in completing the senior thesis project.

CPEP Reflection

Although difficult to get the hang of, the CPEP proved to be a beneficial experience. The program did not always work as intended but overall it eventually became easy to update. It also allowed for those who were interested in my project to view my progress.



 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.



e-Portfolio Lauched
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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