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Washington, DC

Maria Piergallini

Construction Management

2008 - 2009


 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 Maria Piergallini. 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 Research


Acoustical Society of America.  “Classroom Acoustics: A Resource for Creating Learning Environments with Desirable Listening Conditions,” The Technical   Committee on Architectural Acoustics of the Acoustical Society of America, August 2000.  Accessed March 10, 2009 <http://asa.aip.org/classroom/booklet.html>.

ANSI S12.60-2002, “Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements and Guidelines for Schools.”

Armstrong Commercial Ceilings. “Ultima.”  Accessed March 11, 2009              http://www.armstrong.com/commceilingsna/ceiling_family_detail.jsp?productLin eId=47&typeId=1>.

Balboni,B. R.S. Means 2009 Interior Cost Data, 26th Annual Edition.  R.S. Means Company, Inc., Construction Publishers and Consultants, Kingston, MA, 2009. 

Davis, J, and Bauman, K. “School Enrollment in the United States: 2006.” United States Census Bureau Aug 2008. Accessed 5 Mar 2009 <http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p20-559.pdf>.

Department of Meteorology, The University of Utah.  “Historical Weather Data.” Accessed February 26, 2009            <http://www.met.utah.edu/jhorel/html/wx/climate/cldy.html>.

Efco, a Pella Company.  Accessed March 11, 2009 <http://www.efcocorp.com/products/arm/default.asp?L=1>.

Egan, M.D. Architectural Acoustics. New York, NY: J. Ross Publishing, 2007.

Hescgong, L.  “Daylighting in Schools:  An Investigation into the Relationship between   Daylighting and Human Performance.”  Hescgong Mahone Group, 13 Aug 1999. Accessed February 2 2009             <http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/16/66/41.pdf>.

Kats, G.  “Greening America’s Schools: Cost and Benefits,” October 2006.  Accessed January 10, 2009 <http://www.cap-e.com/ewebeditpro/items/O59F11233.pdf>.

Lithonia Lighting, Acuity Brands Company.  “General T8 Troffer.”  Accessed    February 6, 2009 <http://www.lithonia.com/product/advSrch.aspx>.

Lithonia Lighting, Acuity Brands Company.  “Volumetric Recessed Lighting.”    Accessed February 6, 2009 < http://www.lithonia.com/product/advSrch.aspx>.

Long, M.  Architectural Acoustics.  Burlington, MA: Elsevier Academic Press, 2006.

National Fenestration Rating Council.  “Center of Glazing Values.” January 30, 2007.  Accessed February 16, 2009 <http://www.nfrc.org/documents/FilmDatasubmissionprocess-final_000.pdf>.

National Research Council of the National Academies.  “Green Schools: Attributes for Health and Learning.”  National Academy of Sciences, 2006.  Accessed February 21, 2009 <http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11756.html>.

Nicklas, M. and Bailey, G.  “Analysis of the Performance of Students in Daylit Schools,”           Prepared by Innovative Design, 1993.  Accessed January 9, 2009 <http://www.innovativedesign.net/studentperformance.htm>.

Obey, D. “Summary: American Recovery and Reinvestment.” Committee on Appropriations 13 Feb 2009. Accessed 5 Mar 2009 <http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/PressSummary02-13-09.pdf>.

Pennsylvania Department of Education.  “Pennsylvania System of School Assessment”   Results based on PDE PSSA records.  Accessed January 27, 2009   <http://www.pde.state.pa.us/a_and_t/cwp/browse.asp?a=3&bc=0&c=27525>.

State College Area School District.  “Resolution on Sustainability & the Design and Construction of High Performance Schools.”  Adopted 13 October, 2008. Accessed March 19, 2009             <http://www.scasd.org/249710063152311/lib/249710063152311/SCASD_Sustainability_FINAL.pdf>.

Strong, D.  Young Electric, Project Manager.  Oral conversation, March 3, 2009.

United States Green Building Council.  Accessed February 26, 2009     <http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19>.

Watt Stopper. “Daylighting Sensors and Controls.”  Accessed February 26, 2009 <www.wattstopper.com>






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