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


Technical Assignment 1

Technical Assignment 1 takes an in-depth look at the existing conditions and the scope of work for the George Mason University Student Union Building I. This report includes Project Schedule Summary, Building Systems Summary, Project Cost Evaluation, Site Plan, Local Conditions, Client Information, Project Delivery System, and Staffing Plan.

Technical Assignment 2

Technical Assignment 2 takes an extensive look at the construction process and the key features that affect the execution of the George Mason University Student Union Building I. This report includes a detailed project schedule, site layout planning,detailed structural systems estimate, general condition estimate, and the critical industry issues discussed at the PACE Roundtable discussion on October 15, 2009.

Technical Assignment 3

Technical Assignment 3 will identify several areas of the George Mason University Student Union Building I for further research.  This report will continue investigating key issues concerned with the GMU SUB I project through a formal interview with Hess Construction + Engineering Services Project Manager, Greg Ramirez. These key issues are broken down into Constructability, Schedule Acceleration Scenarios, and Value Engineering Topics. This report will also provide four construction management analysis activities to address the problems and challenges that have appeared in the aforementioned sections. Each analysis activity will give a synopsis of the problem, key research ideas, and a process for the final analysis of the problem and solution.



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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