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General Description:

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.

User Note:

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 Mohammad Alhusaini. 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.

This page was last updated on 9/2/2010, by Mohammad Alhusaini and is hosted by the AE Department ©2010

Thesis Bio Sketch

Mohammad Alhusaini is currently in his 5th year at the Pennsylvania State University, studying Architectural Engineering with a focus in Construction Management. In May 2011, he will graduate with a bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree.

Mohammad was born and raised in the beautiful country of Kuwait. Although Kuwait had suffered a major war since his birth, Mohammad was blessed to be part of the generation that will live on to better their country and people. He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania State University to pursue a degree in Architectural Engineering in late 2005, by the Ministry of Higher Education of Kuwait.

Mohammad first worked as a laborer for a landscaping company in Kuwait. He worked every day of his summers as a teenager, and was eventually followed by his younger brother, who did the same. The summer days heat was immense, and at 120F fitting, cutting, gluing and managing PVC pipes was no easy task. This summer job turned from manual labor to learning autoCAD as a draftsman for the company. Finally, his turn came to take on more challenging jobs within the company and after three years, he was assisting supervisors in their daily affairs. In 2009 Mohammad started work at an internship for Physical Plant with more knowledge and enthusiasm than he had before. These experiences have made him the person he is today.

Outside the academic clause, Mohammad participated in the duke of Edinburgh award for young people, which took him from Cyprus to Italy on long expeditions that would test leadership, teamwork and perseverance skills of him and his companions.



Click here for a copy of Mohammadís Resume