Bentworth Middle School

Bentleyville, PA

Kyle Courtney | Mechanical Option


Student Biography

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


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 Kyle Courtney. 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.

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.

This page was last updated on April 20, 2011, by Kyle Courtney and is hosted by the AE Department 2010


Thesis Research

Thesis Report References

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ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals 2009. Atlanta, GA: American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

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Sirard, Stephane. "Geothermal for Grain Research Center." ASHRAE Journal 51.Aug (2009): 52-56. Web. 10 Dec. 2010.