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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 Christopher Ankeny. 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.

Senior Thesis:  The senior thesis project proved to be an appropriate and effective conclusion to the AE curriculum.  It’s allows students to work on a building at the professional level and experience most of the aspects of the design process.  Additionally it is a culmination of all of the design theory and techniques we have learned throughout the AE program.  But the project does more than simply combine the information.  I learned the extent to which all this information is connected and how it can be used to solve problems that offer far more complexity than those used as examples in class.

CPEP Reflection:  The electronic portfolio and the discussion board were two elements of the thesis project that were much appreciated.  The electronic portfolio provided an organized template where we could properly display all that we have accomplished throughout the duration of the project.  Furthermore, the electronic portfolio allows peers, friends, family and professionals to view the results of all of our hard work.  The discussion board was extremely advantageous in that it allowed us to communicate with professionals and amongst ourselves regarding specific parts of our projects.  This provided numerous ideas and solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems. 

 ABET Outcome Survey can be found here.

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