Kyle Goodyear

Construction Management

C-5 Fuel Cell Facility

Martinsburg, WV

This is a student-generated Capstone Project e-Portfolio (CPEP) produced in conjunction with the AE Senior Thesis e-Studio.


ABET Outcome Survey
Important Note:  These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.

ABET Outcomes
for AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 0)

 (Score of 1)

(Score of 2)

(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 481/482 Course Reflection

The AE Senior Thesis assignment has allowed me to expand my knowledge in all aspects of Architectural Engineering. Not only was I able to review and develop my skills in the other option areas, but I was also able to discover new information which will prove to be useful in my career. These courses promoted understanding in all technical areas of a given project, as well as the development of communication skills with industry members.

The format of these courses, which allows students to work at their own pace and meet deadlines, provides an experience similar to that which will occur when working in industry. It was also beneficial to be able to have control over the direction of the project. At times though, it would have been helpful to have more direction concerning expectations.


CPEP Reflection

The requirement of creating an individual CPEP website was an interesting experience. It was certainly a struggle in the early stages and required a large portion of my time to get everything working properly. However, once I began to understand how it worked, it became somewhat fun. It is certainly a nice way for family and friends to be able to see the work I have completed throughout the AE Senior Thesis courses.

User 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 Kyle Goodyear. 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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