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.


Technical Assignment #1

The technical assignment which follows provides an introduction to the C5 Fuel Cell Facility project for the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, WV. Included in this report are the basics of the construction management techniques used by Kinsley Construction, Inc. for completing this project, as well as the existing conditions of the project.


Technical Assignment #2

This technical assignment takes a deeper look into the project schedule and costs of the project. Detailed estimates for the structure and general conditions are included. Site layout planning is also examined as it relates to the schedule and the sequencing of activities for the successful completion of the project. Finally, a synopsis of some of the ideas discussed at the PACE Roundtable 2009 is included.


Technical Assignment #3

This technical assignment provides information that was collected during an interview with the project manager for the C-5 Fuel Cell Facility concerning constructability challenges, schedule acceleration, and value engineering. It also includes some of the other problematic features of the project that I have identified along with analysis methods for four of these problems.

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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