George Mason University Student Union Building I

Fairfax, VA

Brett M. Robinson - Penn State AE Senior Thesis - Construction Management


Brett Robinson Bio

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis e‐Studio


ABET Outcome Survey

Important Note:  These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.

ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482

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An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
An ability to analyze and interpret data
An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
An ability to communicate effectively
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
An ability to engage in life-long learning
A knowledge of contemporary issues
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
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
Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects

AE 481W/482 Course Reflection

AE 481W and AE 482 were very valuable courses for further understanding the building construction industry. AE 481W allowed to further develop our knowledge of our thesis building. While on the other hand, AE 482 allowed us to work on subject specific to our interest. I was able to interview many high profile Integrated Project Delivery individuals. I also gained a valuable respect for emergency power generation systems.

CPEP & Discussion Board Reflection

The CPEP is an excellent tool for the organization and viewing of our thesis material. It was very beneficial to see what other classmates were working on. It also allowed us to view previous AE students work. The knowledge in creating a website is a very powerful trait to have.

The discussion board was helpful in understanding what concerns other student were having. Having access to industry professionals was no only beneficial in this project, but also for furthering my career.




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 Brett Robinson. 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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