Hospital Patient Tower
East Coast, U.S.A.
Matthew Peyton
Structural Option
Updates and Announcments
Submited Due Assignment
4/29/2011 4/29/2011 Final Checklist
4/26/2011 4/29/2011 Reflection & ABET Survey
4/21/2011 4/28/2011 Final Presentaion
4/6/2011 4/7/2011 Final Report
3/25/2011 3/25/2011 Presentation Sample Slides
3/25/2011 3/25/2011 Presentation Outline
2/16/2011 2/18/2011 Go -No go Progress Check
2/2/2011 2/4/2011 Questions to Discussion board
1/14/2011 1/14/2011 Approved/ Updated Proposal
12/10/2010 12/10/2010 Proposal
11/29/2010 11/29/2010 Tech Report 3
10/27/2010 10/27/2010 Tech Report 2
10/4/2010 10/4/2010 Tech Report 1
10/18/2010 10/18/2010 Career Fair Hosting
10/13/2010 10/13/2010 Abstract - on display
9/24/2010 9/24/2010 Abstract color - Draft
10/11/2010 10/11/2010 Building Stat 2 - Posted
9/12/2010 9/13/2010 Building Stat 1 - Posted
8/30/2010 8/30/2010 Building Stat 1 - Draft
9/10/2010 9/17/2010 Resume submitted for Career Fair
9/10/2010 TBA Resume Posted
9/10/2010 TBA Bio sketch review
9/10/2010 9/10/2010 Bio sketch posted
9/10/2010 9/10/2010 CPEP Website
9/3/2010 9/3/2010 CPEP Home page confirmed
8/23/2010 8/23/2010 Disscussion board confirmed
8/24/2010 8/24/2010 Attened CPEP seminar
Owner premission recived

Welcome to Matthew Peyton's Senior Thesis e-Portfolio. Throughout the 2010 - 2011 school year, I will be working with the Hospital Patient Tower to investigate the design and construction. During the fall semester we will be analyzing the building systems with heavy emphasis on the structural components followed by a proposal of design changes. In the spring semester I will be focused on completing the analysis of my design change proposal.

The course sequence of AE 481W and AE 482 makes up what is more commonly known as AE Senior Thesis. This year long capstone design project is one of the major highlights of the five year professional degree BAE program. This capstone project is required for all undergraduate students in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State. Senior Thesis consists of obtaining outside sponsor who provides the student with an actual building that will be used as the model for a variety of technical and management tasks throughout the year. Based on the building, students will investigate the project, perform technical analysis, develop project criteria and eventually prepare a proposal for advanced design changes. This is followed up by a semester of intense effort to complete the goals of the proposal. A formal written final report is required as well as verbal presentation to a jury of faculty member. It is important to note that students are required to include work in their primary discipline area of AE as well as to demonstrate breath capabilities in several other architectural engineering areas.

The top students selected by the AE faculty from the first presentations, will represent their class and compete for awards by presenting a second time to an invited jury of about 50 visiting practitioners from all over the country.
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 web site is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering.

  User 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 Matthew Peyton. 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.