Paul Roberts | Architectural Engineering | Construction Management Option


About Paul

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal



Final Report


ABET Assessment

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/482 Course Reflection

The senior thesis work has provided me with an invaluable learning experience that will greatly benefit me when working in the industry. This project allowed me to work at my own pace and set individual goals for myself that would allow me to finish in a timely manner. I thoroughly investigated three different topics which I believe will benefit me in the future. I was able to utilize my skills acquired during many of my technical classes at Penn State. I think the most important skill I obtained during the 481W and 482 course was the ability to strengthen my communication skills with industry members. Overall, I think my thesis work was a good culmination to my Penn State career and has served as an excellent stepping stone into the construction industry.


Senior Thesis

The Pennslyvania State University Architectural Engineering AE Computer Lab Contact Paul:
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 Paul Roberts. 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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