Michael W. Reilly Jr.

Nassau Community College
Life Sciences Building

Garden City, NY

AE 481W and AE 882 Reflection

The AE Senior Thesis is an incredibly valuable experience. It was very beneficial to spend an entire semester evaluating and analyzing the existing structure. This process allowed me to understand how to obtain information from construction documents as well as how to communicate with the various trades involved in the design. Knowledge learned in the classroom was applied to evaluate the existing system and determined which aspects should be changed for the following semester.

The second semester was beneficial in a different dimension. It was great that we had the freedom to investigate any area of out building that interested us. Furthermore, the personal schedules added to that freedom by allowing us to work at our own pace on our time rather than conforming to a schedule. Working individually on my redesigns broadened my understanding of the building systems. These responsibilities will be encountered in the profressional environment and senior thesis helped me to prepare for them.

CPEP Reflection

The use of a website to organize all thesis work is a beneficial and efficient way to do so. The creation of the website allows for us to become competent in another program; eventhough it can be difficult at times. The use of the website to post documents and information about ourselves allows for the wesite to be a simple source for our advisors as well as a marketing tool for prospective employers. CPEP is a great way to organize and make our work visible.

ABET Assessment

ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482 Outcome not able to be assessed Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated More than minimum level of ability demonstrated
Score of 0 Score of 1 Score of 2 Score of 3
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering - - - X
b. An ability to analyze and interpret data - - - X
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs - - - X
d. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems - - - X
e. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility - - - X
f. An ability to communicate effectively - - - X
g. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context - - - X
h. An ability to engage in life-long learning - - - X
i. A knowledge of contemporary issues - - - X
j. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice - - - X
k. Engineering design capabilities in at least two (2) of the (3) basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program - - - X
l. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects - - - X

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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