The Chestnut Hill Academy
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Michael R. Pothering Construction Management 2008-2009
Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis ePortfolio




ABET Outcomes
for AE 481W/482

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Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated


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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



AE 481W/482 Course Reflection

The overall senior thesis project has been a very positive experience. Thesis allowed me to utilize a wide variety of the knowledge I gained in the past 4 years in the AE program. Researching possible changes to improve the project enforced many of the skills, techniques and general responsibilities of a construction manager. This research allowed me to interact with industry professionals and gain valuable communication skills. Thesis allowed me to demonstrate my knowledge with in the AE discipline while also exploring other sides of the industry.


CPEP Reflection

The CPEP webpage was very effective medium to display information to faculty, industry and the whole world. Designing the webpage was challenging, but turned out to be very straight forward once familiar with the software. The use of this website will benefit not only me but the students following in our footsteps, providing examples and ideas for their future projects.





This page was last updated on Monday, December 7, 2009
by Michael Pothering and is hosted by the AE Department ©2008
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 Christopher Ankeny. 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.”