Figure 1. View from Yorktown Blvd.


Figure 2. View from Plaza level

























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 Benjamin Mahoney. 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.

Note: All images/renderings were supplied by Davis, Carter, Scott Ltd.



ABET Outcome Survey
ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/882
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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
p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects
AE 481W & 882 Course Reflection
The completion of Senior Thesis required much of the knowledge and many of the skills that have been developed throughout my college career at The Pennsylvania State University. In addition to these previously developed skills, the completition of both AE 481W and AE 882 required personal growth. I feel that my time management and communication skills have been drastically improved throughout the completition of these two courses. These are skills that can not be not be learned in a classroom, they need to be developed through life experiences. Overall, Senior Thesis proved to be the experience that ultimately aided in enhancing my professional development.
CPEP Reflection
The CPEP is an excellent tool for posting and viewing both current and past senior thesis projects. The site also is a good tool for industry members, professors, and the general public to view a sample of work that has been completed throughout the academic year. Although I am not an experienced website designer, it was relatively simple to learn how to make and manage my CPEP site.