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Christopher Kelly


Architectural Engineering


Mechanical Option

This page was last updated on May 2nd, 2011, by Christopher Kelly and is hosted by the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

Monday, May 02, 2011

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 Christopher Kelly. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differing assumptions, code references, requirements, an methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.


Thoughts, reflections and analysis...


AE 481W/482 Course Reflection

This year long, senior design course has provided me with an opportunity to summarize my five years in the Architectural Engineering program. Studying and analyzing the Salk Hall Addition  has allowed me to handle a design project individually. I enjoyed working on the Salk Hall Addition because I would like to further my education on these types of projects through future studies on maintaining indoor environmental quality. While this project was the biggest challenge during my Penn State education, it has prepared me to use my engineering degree after graduation in application type design position.

CPEP and Discussion Board Reflection

While maintaining a CPEP site was sometimes time consuming and technologically challenging, the e-Studio site allows each student to properly display their work for others to view. This portfolio will allow us to direction others to view our work in many years to come. The Discussion Board was helpful in answering questions and gaining advice on how to handle unclear engineering systems or design ideas.

ABET Outcome Survey

The following survey asks each student to provide feedback to the AE 481W/482 design class. I feel the program has provided me with a solid engineering background and met every expectation.