St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

3030 West Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Tampa, FL 33607


Dennis Gibson — Construction Management

This page was last updated on September 6, 2010, by DJ Gibson and is hosted by the AE Department ©2010.

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 DJ Gibson. 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.


ABET Outcome Survey

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Course Reflection…

The past year of work represents not just a culmination of the knowledge of architectural engineering that we have attained over the past five years, but also countless life lessons and intangibles that will result in a solid foundation for a successful career.  While the focus was on engineering solutions to improve the means and methods used to design and construct real world buildings, the process of doing so forces students to deal with complications that will be inherent to real life application, i.e. communication problems, missing information, time constraints, etc.           Additionally, the unstructured nature of the second semester holds students accountable for the entirety of the    project, and induces them to apply the intangibles that have been learned throughout their entire college career, from time management to data organization and different statistical and comparative methodologies.  Furthermore, the thesis experience has allowed me to feel confident in my abilities to work in this industry, as I realized just how much I really have learned through the AE program, my personal work experiences in the field, and two summer   internships with Barton Malow.


CPEP Reflection…

At first, the CPEP was the most challenging part of the whole project for me.  I had not been very talented with    computers, and especially not with creating websites.  I decided to use Microsoft Publisher, which really simplified the process for me.  Although it is not as easy to manipulate details as CS5 may be, it provided a simplistic way to clearly organize a website that will be easy for professors, friends, and industry professionals to navigate through.  It is definitely a useful tool and a good way to publish information as a marketing tool for ourselves.