Student Biography
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report
e-Studio Website

User Note:
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 Mr. Bell. 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 incorportated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.

This page was last updated on May 2, 2010 , By Chris Bell and is hosted by the AE Department ©2009
AE 481W/AE 882 Course Reflection
Course Reflection
Senior thesis was a difficult yet rewarding experience. The work conducted in AE 481W was important to learn so that the project itself could be analyzed. All of the necessary information regarding the building systems, existing conditions, costs and construction practices were learned during AE 481W. The work conducted in AE 882 in the spring was more challenging and also more interesting. The completely unstructured nature of the course created a need for time management and personal guidance. It was a good lesson in how to determine the best course of action to reach a certain goal. This is going to be very applicable in my future career where the construction team has to determine the best way to deliver each particular project.
CPEP Reflection
The Capstone E-Portfolio was one of the most frustrating portions of the senior thesis requirements. Prior to this course I had almost no experience with designing and constructing websites so I had to learn everything about it at the start of the fall semester. Despite the frustrations that came about while making the CPEP site I feel that it is a good tool for others that wish to see the work that is being done over the semesters. The largest benefit of the sites though is that they are archived giving future 5th year students a reference on how to complete each step of their theses.
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