The New York Times Building

620 Eighth Ave.  Between West 40th and 41st Streets
Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, New York City

Justin Miller | Construction Management Option | 2009-2010
Final Reflection

ABET Outcome Survey

ABET Outcomes


AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

(Score of 0)

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

(Score of 1)

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 2)

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 3)

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering


b. An ability to analyze and interpret data



c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs


e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems


f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility


g. An ability to communicate effectively


h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context


i. An ability to engage in life-long learning



j. A knowledge of contemporary issues


k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice


o. 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



p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects



AE 481W/482 Course Reflection

After 5 years of constant homework, lectures, trips, exams, papers, and presentations I can not believe that I am finally done. These last 5 years seem to be a blur by how fast they went, and they seemed to finish more and more quickly as I got further into Architectural Engineering. I would not have been able to complete everything without the constant support of faculty, friends and family. This final year brought everything full circle, as all of my experience and learning over the last 5 years was applied to my final thesis analysis.

This course really allowed me to utilize my engineering background thoroughly. This course definately prepared me for future involvement and development within the industry.


IPD/BIM Reflection

Building Information Modeling (BIM) was used as a communication tool between each member of the team. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) was very useful for the team by interacting throughout the year and making decisions based on the group goals, and not always individual goals. This definately prepared me for the real world by working with people from other backgrounds, dealing with different styles and personlalities, and comprimising between different members of the group for the greater benefit of the team.

Main challenges arose with interoperability between different software platforms. Going from Revit to NavisWorks was fine, but we developed parametric curtain wall families that we wanted to export into energy modeling and lighting softwares, but could not because the correct links are not available. Structural models also had problems going back and forth between different software platforms, and took more time than should have to get the correct information into each model. The computers were also found to be better performing with 64-Bit compared to 32-Bit and with better processing power and RAM. This however was still found to be underperforming with the file sizes associated with some of our models.


CPEP Reflection

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) that we are required to create and update throughout the year was a great way to document our progress. Placing our completed work on the website was faster and more economical to use the websites, and also allowed for distribution of work to faculty, family and friends.