User 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 Natalie Bryner. 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.







































ABET Outcome Survey

Below is a breakdown of what I have learned in AE 481/482 and how it correlates with the ABET Outcomes.

ABET Outcomes


AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

(Score of 0)

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable 

(Score of 1)

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated 

(Score of 2)

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated 

(Score of 3)

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


p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects



AE 481W/482 Course Reflection

Overall, my senior thesis provided numerous opportunities to expand both my knowledge of the construction industry and learn how to successfully research topics in a timely fashion. This course also allowed me to interact with industry members in order to gain a better understanding of the field and the systems being utilited in Constitution Center. Also, the senior thesis course work allowed me to use my time management skills in order to get the work completed on time, but working at my own pace to meet my deadlines. Finally, the senior thesis process was very benefical and will help me throughout my career in the construction industry.


 CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

Using the CPEP in order to update and post all of my assignments was beneficial. It provides an opportunity for those who have provided information to see how their help has impacted my work. Additionally, it will be nice to look back on this website in several years and still be able to see all the hard work that was needed in order to successfully complete my senior thesis.

The discussion boards were rather complicated. Whenever I posted a question to the discussion board, the same people would respond. Additionally, when two separate surveys were sent out through the boards, very few people took the time to provide their input. The limited results were slightly biased and hard to incorporated into my research. Overall, it would be beneficial to have more industry members on the discussion board in order to receive adequate responses.


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