Thesis proposal

Thesis Proposal—Posted 12/10/2010

Revised Thesis Proposal—Posted 01/19/2011

Revised Thesis Proposal—Posted 03/24/2011

The proposal for Spring 2011 consists of a redesign in certain components of Crystal Lake Elementary School. This proposal details the following components: a depth analysis in Lighting, a depth analysis in Electrical, a breadth analysis in Mechanical, and a breadth analysis in Acoustics.

Depth Analysis: Lighting

For the lighting depth, four different spaces will be analyzed. These spaces include the exterior covered walkways and covered entrance, the lobby, a primary classroom, and the multipurpose room. The design criteria that is detailed in Technical Report One, and the schematic design detailed in Technical Report Three will be used in the redesign of this space.

Depth Analysis: Electrical — Revised 03/24/2011

For the electrical depth, the branch circuits will be redesigned for the four spaces that will be changed. Also, a photovoltaic analysis will be preformed to determine if  the use of photovoltaic will produce enough energy savings to outweigh the initial cost. The final electrical study will redesign the existing emergency system to include the chillers.

Breadth Analysis: Structural — Revised 03/24/2011

For the structural breadth, a analysis of the roof structure will be performed to determine if the existing structure can support the additional weigh of the photovoltaic array.

Breadth Analysis: Acoustics

For the acoustical breadth, the multipurpose room will be studied to determine the reverberation time within the room. Based on the current designs reverberation time, materials may be added or changed to reduced this value to a desirable reverberation time. In addition, the sound transition class of the walls will be studied to determine if the current wall material is suitable to prevent sound leaking into the surrounding spaces.

Crystal Lake Elementary School


Lake Mary, Florida










Leah Matern  |  Lighting/Electrical  | 2010-2011

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 Leah Matern. 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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