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 Peter Edwards.  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 4/19/2011, by Peter Edwards and is hosted by the Architectural Engineering Department © 2010

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I would like to thank everyone that helped me throughout my yearlong study of Des Places Residence Hall.  Without the support of everyone that assisted me along the way, I would not have been able to complete my Senior Thesis.  I would like to give a special thanks to the following people:

· CJL Engineering – Thank you to the following people for always answering my phone calls and providing me with all the information that I needed

Craig Duda – Lead engineer for the design of the mechanical system of Des Places Residence Hall

Harry Hoover – Mechanical Engineer

Tony Valenza – Mechanical Engineer

Brad Allis – Mechanical Engineer and Drafting

· Adam Stadt – Architect for WTW Architecture

· Duquesne University – Thank you for allowing me to use Des Places Residence Hall as my senior thesis building

· Regency Construction Services

· George Hoekstra – Engineer for Barcol-Air

· Eric Skiba – Engineer for Apricus Solar Collectors

· Jason Brognano – For teaching me how to do a daylighting study in AGI

· Carl Hubben – For helping me with my structural breadth

· Bob Holland and Kevin Parfitt – Professors for Senior Thesis

· Dustin Eplee – Thank you for stepping in as my senior thesis advisor and giving me great feedback and advice throughout the year.

I would also like to thank all of the professors in the Architectural Engineering department that have helped me or instructed me during my five years at Penn State.  Thank you to my family and friends that have supported me during my time at Penn State and throughout my entire life.  Lastly I would like to give a special thanks to my mom and dad, who have always supported me unconditionally and given me everything I needed to be successful in school.


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