Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium

Houston, Texas

Matt Smiddy - Construction Management Option


Rendering courtesy of PBK 


Final Report

Below is the final report for the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium Project.  The report can be viewed in its entirety or by section.  All files are in .pdf format.

Complete Report



Table of Contents

Table of Figures and Tables


Executive Summary


Project Overview

Design and Construction Overview

Project Logistics

Analysis #1 - Natatorium Structural System Modification (Structural - Breadth Topic 1)

Analysis #2 - Mechanical System Modification (Mechanical - Breadth Topic 2)

Analysis #3 - Project Delivery Systems on Public Projects (MAE Focus)

Analysis #4 - Glulam Column - Concrete Footer Connection Modification

Summary and Conclusions

Works Cited


Academic Vita



This site was last updated by Matt Smiddy on Saturday April 03, 2010and is hosted by the AE Department 2008

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 Matt Smiddy. 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.

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