Drew Heilman • Construction Management • 2009-2010





Technical Assignments

Technical Assignment #1

The technical assignment includes the analysis of a variety of items from the Potomac Yard Land Bay E project.  The items in this technical analysis are the project schedule, building systems summary, project cost evaluation, site plan of existing conditions, local conditions, client information, project delivery system and the staffing plan for the general contractor of the project.


Technical Assignment #2

Technical assignment 2 will examine some of the construction techniques used on the Potomac Yard Land Bay E project and summarize the PACE Roundtable Event that was held on Thursday October 15, 2009 at the Penn Stater Hotel.  This technical assignment will provide analysis for the Land Bay E project through a detailed project schedule, site layout planning drawings, detailed structural systems estimate and a general conditions estimate.  This technical assignment will provide a summary of the critical industry issues discussed during the PACE Conference, problem identification for energy and the building industry and a student panel discussion.


Technical Assignment #3

Technical Assignment 3 will identify the constructability challenges, schedule acceleration scenarios and value engineering topics that were faced during the construction of the Potomac Yard Land Bay E project.  These three issues were determined from an interview with a member of the project management team.  Other topics covered in this paper include problems identified from the research conducted on this project throughout the semester and from the interview.  Finally a technical analysis of the topics presented will be evaluated to determine possible research topics for the thesis proposal.


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 Drew Heilman. 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.
The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year‐long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.
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