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The AE Senior Thesis Capstone Project provided a valuable learning experience that brought together five years of knowledge and internship opportunities into a real world understanding of the entire design process. Because of the intense workload, organization and time management skills were essential to complete all of the required work in a timely manner and on schedule to meet deadlines. The preparation of a project from start to finish enables a smooth transition to a professional work environment where similar skills will be necessary to complete concurrent projects. The class also showed the importance of all disciplines especially when certain considerations could have severe impacts on the others. The wide-range of interdisciplinary knowledge gained in the AE program permits better decision making to accommodate the impacts on other building systems.

The CPEP is an exceptional tool to display the entire thesis project. Advisors and students have easy access to all coursework, providing a central location for grading, posting feedback, and also helps save printing costs. It is also a great portfolio so show employees while it is stored in the archive. The discussion board was a useful feature early on in the design process to generate ideas from professional experiences, but the majority of my assistance came from members of the actual project design team.

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This is a student-generated Capstone Project e-Portfolio (CPEP) produced in conjunction with the AE Senior Thesis e-Studio.

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

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