Stephen Pfund / Structural

IPD/BIM Thesis
Millennium Science Complex
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The Millenium Science Complex is a state of the art research facility for the material and life science schools on the UP campus of The Pennsylvania State University. The Building has been selected as the investigation for the IPD/BIM Thesis Pilot Program within the Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis.

Stephen Pfund has been selected as one of three structural students to participate in the BIM Thesis program. He is part of a four person interdisciplinary team, BIMception, who's goal is to improve the design of the Millenium Science Complex.

Please visit the BIMception homepage for more information on the team's progress.




Recent News/Uploads

05/02/11 -

CPEP Site Complete- Ready for Final Review

04/14/11 -

Final Presentation Posted

04/07/11 -

Final Report Posted

02/10/11 -

Question posted to discussion board

01/21/11 -

Revised Proposal Uploaded

12/11/10 -

Site Complete- Ready for Fall Review

12/11/10 -

Presentations uploaded

12/06/10 -

Proposal uploaded

11/17/10 -


10/27/10 -


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10/05/10 -

Tech I

09/13/10 -

BLDG Stats

09/10/10 -


09/03/10 -

Site Launched



General Description
- 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. Its 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.

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 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.

Links: Senior Thesis Main, Penn State, AE Dept, AE Computer Labs,

Last Updated: 5/02/10 by: Stephen J. Pfund