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  Mark Speicher / Architectural Engineering / Construction Management Option  


ABET Outcomes
AE 481W/482

Outcome not able to be assessed

(Score of 0)

Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable

(Score of 1)

Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 2)

More than minimum level of ability demonstrated

(Score of 3)

a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering



b. An ability to analyze and interpret data



c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs



e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems



f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility




g. An ability to communicate effectively



h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context




i. An ability to engage in life-long learning




j. A knowledge of contemporary issues



k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice



o. Engineering design capabilities in at least two (2) of the (3) basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program



p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects



































AE 481W/AE 482 Course Reflection

I feel that that the Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis courses were effective in preparing me for the future.  These courses were successful in pulling together the courses and knowledge gained over the past 5 years at Penn State.  In addition, I feel my communication skills, through writing and presenting, have been enhanced.  Both the breadth and construction depth requirements allowed me to obtain knowledge in other areas as well as looking into critical industry issues.  Overall I feel the coursework was a good culmination of my work here at Penn State and has helped prepare me for the future.


CPEP Reflection

I feel the CPEP was an effective tool in communicating information.  It allows work and progress to be shared effectively with faculty, current and future students, and industry members.  In addition the creation of a website allowed me to develop skills in using a tool which could be effective in the future. 




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 Mark Speicher. 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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