Welcome to Sara's Senior Thesis

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. It's 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 website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.


Progress Item Date Posted
Final Thesis Checklist Completed and Turned In 29 April 2011
CPEP Site Ready for Final Review 29 April 2011
ABET Assessment Chart and Reflection Posted 29 April 2011
Final Presentation (PP &.PDF) Posted 14 April 2011
Presentation/Thesis Defense Completed 14 April 2011
Final Summary Report Posted 7 April 2011
Final Summary Report Bound and Submitted 6 April 2011
Presentation Outline with Draft and Sample Slides 25 March 2011
Reposted Revised Proposal 22 March 2011
Go/ No Go Check Presentation 15 Feb. 2011
Discussion Board Question Posted 11 Feb. 2011
Progress Schedule Milestone Accomplished (1,2,3 etc.) 18 Feb. 2011
Approved / Updated Proposal 21 Jan. 2011
Fall Semester 2010 Events Date Posted
Spring Planning / Project Schedule 1st Submission (Paper Only) 6 Dec. 2010
Proposal 6 Dec. 2010
Tech Report 3 15 Nov. 2010
Tech Report 2 27 Oct. 2010
Tech Report 1 4 Oct. 2010
Abstract Posted on CPEP 6 Oct 2010
Abstract Submitted on Display Board 11 Oct 2010
Abstract Color and Content - Paper Draft 24 Sept. 2010
Building Statistics Part II - Posted on CPEP 16 Sept. 2010
Building Statistics Part I - Posted on CPEP 13 Sept. 2010
Resume Submitted for AE Career Fair Listing 13 Sept. 2010
Resume Posted (Web Resume is Optional) TBD
Bio Sketch Peer Review & Corrections 10 Sept. 2010
Turned in Project Initiation Form Part 2 8 Sept. 2010
CPEP Website - Full Menu Functionality 10 Sept. 2010
Bio Sketch (Biography) Posted 10 Sept. 2010
CPEP Home Page Draft 3 Sept. 2010
Signed up to host Southland Industries for AE Career Fair 30 Aug. 2010
Building Statistics Part 1 - Paper Draft 27 Aug. 2010
Attended Dreamweaver/CPEP Seminar 26 Aug. 2010
Obtained Project Documentation 23 Aug. 2010
Confirmed Master List Information 23 Aug. 2010



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 Sara Pace. 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.