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Lindsay A. Hagemann | Construction Management Option

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 Lindsay Hagemann. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the orignial design conatined 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.



AE 481W & AE 497G/897G Course Reflection

The senior thesis course provided an intense, well-rounded educational experience. The biggest change for this course in comparison to a majority of previous courses was the idea of working individually on a large-scale project. However, the schedule and structure of the Fall semester allowed me to "get my feet wet" with this idea. Having several individual due dates was a great way of keeping on schedule. Likewise, the progression of the course structure from a strict schedule to that of only one ultimate due date provided me to take ownership of my project. Such a small change required me to take more responsibility and set several short-term attainable goals in order to reach the final objective, a comprehensive thesis report.


As far as the technical benefits, this course allowed me to utilize engineering concepts and techniques that I have learned over the past five years to formulate and evaluate theories. It is my belief that this experience has positively impacted my ability to thoroughly analyze the technical aspects of a design and to propose feasible solutions.

Overall, this course, though time-consuming and research-intensive, provided students with a thorough understanding of how the industry operates from start to finish. Most importantly, it allowed students to begin networking and building key relationships within the industry.

CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

Fortunately, I have gained experience with creating and altering a website through several previous classes within the AE curriculum. However, it was my first time creating and maintaining an e-portfolio as involved as CPEP. In all honesty, I was not excited to create a CPEP and it seemed like a pointless activity; however, in the end I found it to be both useful and rewarding. I like the idea that I will be able to review my work for years to come.

The discussion boards were quite effective and easy to utilize. For the most part, industry members responded in a relatively timely manner while being extremely helpful. I feel that it is important to continue utilizing this medium for the senior thesis projects.

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