Virginia Advanced
Shipbuilding and
Carrier Integration
Newport News, Virginia
Alyson Larimer Lighting/Electrical
2010-2011 Architectural Engineering Thesis


Depth #1 | Lighting

I will be completing a lighting redesign for four spaces within the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center. These spaces include the Lobby/Atrium, Open Office Work Space, Auditorium, and an Exterior Gathering Space. The redesign incolces lighting equipment, controls, energy calculations, etc.

Depth #2 | Electrical

The elctrical portion of this depth study will contain branch curcuit redesign for the new lighting systems, an overcurrent device coordination study, and two depth topics: a comparison study of using conduit and wires instead of the current bus duct configuration; a motor control center design.



Breadth Topics | Architectural & Acoustical

Currently there is no existing exterial gathering space designed for the VASCIC facility. This architectural breadth will incorporate existing components to tie into a newly designed gathering space to be enjoyed by the facility employees as well as community members.
The acoustical breadth will be performed within the auditorium located on the second floor of the Laboratory Wing due to a materials modification of the ceiling.


Thesis Proposal (12/10/2010)

Revised Thesis Proposal (01/19/2011)

Revised Thesis Proposal (04/07/2011)







Note: White 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 Alyson Larimer. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Different 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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