Kristopher Brice, construction management


Student Bio

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Reasearch

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis e-Studio

Final Report

The following document contains information pertaining to the design and construction of the New Moon Area High School and District Administration Offices, Located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.  In the first section, one will find information concerning the client, project delivery method, project team, overall construction schedule, and site layout.  The next section provides a brief description of each of the building’s systems, creating an overview of how the building is constructed. The final three sections of the report present the results of Kris' three analysis topics. The first analysis presents steps to be taken for the future use of Building Information Modeling in multiple prime contracting. The second analysis provides a bracing design for the building's main foundation wall, along with cost and schedule implications. Finally, the third analysis compares the use of SlenderWall architectural precast panels versus a traditional cavity wall design. Click on the image below for a pdf copy of the final report.

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Click here for the Executive Summary


The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. It contains material produced from 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 resarch and analysis conducted via guidelines proveded by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

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 Kristopher Brice. 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.