Shawn Pepple • 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 Shawn Pepple. 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.


Final Report

Final Report
This senior thesis report provides background information on Redland Technoloy Center, along with in-depth research and analyses of the construction and technical aspects of the project.

Executive Summary

Analysis 1: Chilled Beams
This analysis includes my critical industry research on improving the energy efficiency of buildings and my mechanical breadth. This analysis also fulfills the MAE requirement for my senior theis. AE 597D - Sustainable Building Methods explored more sustainable building methods and chilled beams are one way to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by up to 40%.

Analysis 2: NEC Wire Upsizing
It is possible to upsize wire conductor size one larger than the NEC required minimum. This analysis looks at the feasibility and payback period for wire upsizing. My electrical breadth is included in this analysis.

Analysis 3: Parking Garage Sequencing
My third analysis resequences the construction of the parking garage to eliminate the second mobilization of the crawler crane.



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