Michael W. Reilly Jr.

Nassau Community College
Life Sciences Building

Garden City, NY

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Final Report

The final report for AE 482: Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis located at the left contains an analysis of the existing mechanical design for the Life Sciences Building and the proposed redesigns and breadth topics. The proposed alternatives to the existing mechanical system are a decentralized air system utilizing active chilled beams and a dedicated outdoor air system as well a chiller plant design and the investigation into a primary/secondary versus a variable primary flow pumping configuration. The report also includes two breadth studies, which are an investigation into the daylighting capabilities of the Life Sciences Building and a architetural study to include solar shading on the exterior facade.

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‐inprogress 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 Michael W. Reilly Jr.. 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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