Office Building - G | Eastern USA


                                                    Dominic Coassolo | Construction Management





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 Ankeny. 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.

This Page was last updated on  April 27, 2011  by Dominic Coassolo and is hosted by the AE  Department © 2010


Thesis reflection



Important Note:  These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor’s assessment.


























































Course Reflection

The Architectural Engineering program was a very challenging and difficult program, but also very rewarding as well.  The program helped me to better my engineering skills through the constant involvement and interaction with Architectural Engineering classes and related subjects. 


The senior thesis program was a very unique experience.  The work that I performed both last semester (AE 481W) and this semester (AE 482) challenged me in every way possible.  While last semester allowed me to take an in-depth look at my thesis building, this past spring semester proved to be a little more challenging in performing research and analysis.  With the course giving you the freedom to manage your time according, it presented the main challenge, in my opinion, of time management since  there was not many due dates.  I feel this was the biggest lesson I will take away from the senior thesis course since it will be extremely important to manage mytime wisely in my career that lies ahead. 


CPEP Reflection

The CPEP was a important requirement in completing the senior thesis program.  While it proved to be frustrating at times, I am glad it was required in the program.  I did not have much experience using website software prior to this year, and that was the challenging aspect of the CPEP requirement.  However, I feel that this is a great tool for industry members and professors to view the work that I accomplished throughout this year.  The greatest benefit is that it will be achieved and not deleted after this year which can help future 5th year AE undergraduates.  For me, it was extremely helpful viewing past AE undergraduates work to help complete my senior thesis this year.


Student Biography

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis e-Studio

ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482

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





An ability to analyze and interpret data





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





An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems





An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility





An ability to communicate effectively





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





An ability to engage in life-long learning





A knowledge of contemporary issues





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





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





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