Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium

Houston, Texas

Matt Smiddy - Construction Management Option


Rendering courtesy of PBK


Tech Assignments

Technical Report #1

This report is an analysis of the current design and related construction management issues of the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium Project.  The report includes a project schedule summary, building systems summary, project cost evaluation, site plan, local conditions, client information, project delivery system, and staffing plan.


Technical Report #2

This report contains a detailed project schedule, detailed structural system cost estimate, general conditions estimate, site layout plans for excavation, foundations, structural framing erection, and enclosure phases of construction.  A summary of the 2009 PACE Roundtable conference is also included, highlighting a few current issues in the construction industry that may by applicable to this thesis research.


Technical Report #3

This report identifies some constructability and value engineering topics that were addressed during the design and construction phase of the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium project.  The report also addresses some topics that could be used for future research as well as some potential research methods for the topics.



This site was last updated by Matt Smiddy on Monday November 30, 2009and 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.

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 consultants, 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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