Coppin State University Physical Education Complex

Baltimore, MD

           Kaylee Damico - Mechanical Option

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 Kaylee Damico. 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.

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Thesis Proposal

Construction Management-

The installation of a geothermal system will drastically effect the construction schedule, cost and man power.  All of these areas will be analyzed and weighted to see if these proposed additions are worthwhile to the owner.


Adding large mechanical equipment, such as those suggested in this proposal, can cause an overhaul on the entire electrical system.  The effect this equipment has on the complex’s electrical system will be studied and redesigned if needed. 

The annual energy consumption of the complex will be investigated through a redesign of the mechanical systems.  In order to reduce the amount of energy consumed and the amount of carbon emitted a heat recovery chiller will be installed as well as a ground-source heat pump for the areas of the complex that operate year round.  The cost, energy savings, payback period and the overall impact of these additional systems will be thoroughly studied throughout the semester.

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