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.

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 Shiyun Chen. 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.

4.26.2011 CPEP site is completed &ready for final review
4.26.2011 Reflection posted
4.26.2011 Presentation posted
4.09.2011 Thesis Research posted
4.07.2011 Final Report posted
3.25.2011 Drafe Presentation Outline posted

Discussion Board Question Posted


Thesis Proposal Updated Version posted


CPEP site is complete and ready for
final fall semester review.

12.09.2010 Thesis Proposal posted
11.24.2010 Tech. Report 3 posted
10.26.2010 Tech. Report 2 posted
10.4.2010 Tech. Report 1 posted
10.04.2010 Thesis Abstract posted
9.13.2010 Building Statistics Posted
9.10.2010 Shiyun Chen's Bio Posted
9.10.2010 CPEP Site Functional
9.03.2010 CPEP Site Launched
8.20.2010 Owner Permission Obtained


-EMD Serono for allowing me to use the
EMD Serono Research Center- existing building for my senoir thesis.
-BR+A Consulting Engineers for
sponsoring and providing all the technical support
-Ellenzweig Associates for providing information needed for this project

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This page was last updated on 1.23..2011, by Shiyun Chen and is hosted by the AE Department Copyright 2010