The Chestnut Hill Academy
New Science & Technology Center
Philadelphia, PA


Michael R. Pothering Construction Management 2008-2009
Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis ePortfolio


Thesis Research

The following links are internet sources for the different analysis's that were conducted of the Science & Technology Center.
SUNSLATES by Atlantis Energy Systems were studyed in their possible application of the Science & Technology Center. Their website acted as an excellent source for information pertaining their product.
This website which is sponsired by NASA's Earth SCience Enterprise Program was used for solar calculations for the potential energy production. It provided the ammount of daylight hours and solar radiation for the building's location.
Cultured Stone by Owens Corning was used researched for its possible savings as the veneer of the building. Their website proved to be an great source for technical and visual information.
BIM Wiki was used for general BIM information, as well provived links for potential websites used for researching.

Athenia Mason Supply:
This is a company that supplies cultured stone veneer to contractors for building construction. They provided me with a detailed cost estimate for the material and backing.








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.”