Construction Management
Carderock Springs Elementary School Modernization
Bethesda, Maryland

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 web site 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.


Welcome to Joseph Hirsch's Thesis CPEP Site.

8/28/2009 Building Statistics Draft Submitted
9/1/2009 CPEP Draft Created!
9/3/2009 Bio Sketch Posted
9/10/2009 Full Menu Functionality
9/11/2009 Building Statistics Part 1 & 2 Posted
10/1/2009 Technical Report 1 Posted
10/6/2009 Building Abstract Posted
10/13/2009 Abstract Board Completed
10/28/2009 Technical Report 2 Posted
12/1/2009 Technical Report 3 Posted
12/14/2009 Thesis Proposal Posted
1/14/2010 Revised Proposal Posted
3/26/2010 Presentation Outline Posted
4/6/2010 Research Page Updated
4/6/2010 Final Report Posted!
4/13/2010 Final Presentation Given
4/16/2010 Final Presentation Posted to CPEP
4/20/2010 Reflection Page Posted
4/20/2010 CPEP Finalized!



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 Joseph Hirsch. 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.