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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.
Technical Assignments


Technical Assignment 1

Technical Assignment 1 takes an in depth look at the existing conditions for Walker Jones Educational and Community Center, located on the block bound by New Jersey Avenue, Pierce Street, 1st Street, and K Street in northwest Washington, DC.  This report is intended to provide a solid background of existing conditions and scope of work as well as an idea of opportunities and constraints of the design and construction process. This technical assignment analyzes ten aspects of Walker Jones Educational and Community Center.  This analysis includes the project schedule, building systems, project cost, existing conditions site plan, local conditions, client information, project delivery systems and a staffing plan for the general contractor.

Technical Assignment 2

Technical Assignment Two takes a look at key features of the Walker Jones project that affect project execution.  Important schedule attributes, site layout planning, and the costs of the structural system and general conditions are analyzed in depth.  Additionally, critical industry issues from the PACE Roundtable are summarized and discussed.

Technical Assignment 3

Technical Assignment Three takes a look at areas of the Walker Jones project that are good candidates for research, alternative methods of construction, value engineering, and schedule compression.  Ideas gathered in this report will be imperative to a final thesis proposal.






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