Johns Hopkins Hospital

New Clinical Building

Baltimore, MD




Thesis Proposal

This proposal serves as an outline to what I intend to research in the spring semester of Sr. Thesis. The over-arching theme of my proposal is managing the excessive changes on this project. Through each of my topics, I will either analyze a way to have reduced the number of changes, manage the amount of changes, accelerate the schedule to make up for lost time caused by the changes, or reduce the risk of schedule over-run on the project. The four analysis listed below are my areas of interest for improving the JHH New Clinical project.

Analysis 1: Alternative Delivery Method

Analysis 2: Managing MEP Changes

Analysis 3: Alternative Mechanical System

Analysis 4: Resolve Concrete Over-pour on Decks Due to Steel Deflection


Revised Proposal (1/26/09)

Executive Summary and Breadth Study Areas



Penn State
PSU Architectural Engineering
AE Computer Labs

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"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 Dan Weiger. 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."

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