Kristopher Brice, construction management


Student Bio

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Reasearch

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis e-Studio

Technical Assignments
Technical Assignment One
Technical assignment one will discuss the major aspects of the construction of the New Moon Area High School and District Administration Offices located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. The construction of the high school is the second phase of four year undertaking to revamp the main campus of the Moon Area School District. The report focuses on an analysis of the project scope, as well as the systems and techniques being utilized during construction. Overall, the report includes the project summary schedule, building systems summary, project cost evaluations,plan of existing conditions, local conditions, client information, project delivery system and the general contractor’s staffing plan.  

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Technical Assignment Two
Technical Assignment Two analyzes the key features of the project cost and schedule that will have the greatest impact on the overall execution.  This includes an in depth study of the project schedule, site layout planning, detailed structural systems estimate and general conditions estimate.  Finally, a summary of critical industry issues discussed at the 18th Annual PACE Roundtable is provided along with topic ideas for future analyses.

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Technical Assignment Three

Technical assignment three takes a look into the challenges of building the New Moon Area High School and District Administration Office and helps to develop ideas for future research.  This paper focuses mainly upon the challenges of the construction, schedule acceleration and value engineering as described by the project team.

A list of technical analysis topics was developed based upon the constructability challenges described by the project team and other observations made while examining the project documents throughout the process of completing previous assignments.  The analysis topics include:  3D coordination and 4D scheduling, LEED consideration, structural system simplification, and substitution of window systems.

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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.