Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding & Carrier Integration Center

Newport News, VA



Student Biography
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report
Senior Thesis e-studio



Throughout the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011, I will be analyzing the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center in Newport News, VA.. My analyzation will focus on the structural aspects of the building with lesser analysis in the aspects of lighting/electricity, construction management, and HVAC.


The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year-long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements Click Here.

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‐inprogress 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 John Boyle. 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.


9/15 Owner Permission Received
9/15 Project Documentation Obtained
9/16 AE Department Thank You Letters
8/25 Attended CPEP Seminar
  Building Statistics I - Paper Draft
8/31 CPEP Home Page Launched
9/3 Student Biography Posted
9/3 CPEP Full Menu Functional
9/8 Student Biography Revised
9/13 Building Statistics I Posted
  Resume Posted on CPEP
9/13 Resume Submitted for AE Career Fair
9/24 Building Abstract - Paper Draft
10/4 Tech 1 Report Posted
10/6 Building Abstract Posted on CPEP
1/13 Building Statistics II Posted
Building Abstract Submitted on Board
10/27 Tech 2 Report Posted
12/7 Tech 3 Report Posted
12/10 Thesis Proposal Posted
1/13 Thesis Proposal Re-Posted
2/14 CPEP Discussion Board Posted
3/25 Posted Presentation Outline & Sample Slides
4/06 Final Report Posted