Thomas Villacampa 

Millennium Science Complex

University Park, PA

Construction Management

BIM/IPD Team 1

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The Millennium Science Complex, located on The Pennsylvania State University campus in University Park, PA, is a 275,600 square foot, four-level, state-of-the-art research and lab facility.  It is set to house the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences and the Material Sciences, and is scheduled for completion in the summer 2011.  The building’s signature feature is a 150-foot cantilever which extends from the connection of the two wings at the main entrance.  The building also includes several green roofs, which help the project achieve LEED certification.  Additionally, the Millennium Science Complex contains 20,000 square feet of vivarium space, 40,000 square feet of quiet lab space, and 9,500 square feet of nano-clean room space.

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 Thomas Villacampa.  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 May 1, 2011, by Thomas Villacampa and is hosted by the AE Department © 2010.

Capstone Project Description:

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Text Box: Thomas Villacampa is part of the IPD/BIM Thesis program, which combines the efforts of four students, one from each of the four Architectural Engineering options.  The focus of this program is the combined efforts of these four students in an integrated project delivery environment to produce a thesis project with the use of building information modeling tools.

Below is a link to the BIMception website, the IPD/BIM Thesis team to which Thomas Villacampa is a part of.

Other members of this team, with links to websites, can be found below.
Structural Engineer — Stephen Pfund
Lighting/Electrical Engineer — Christopher Russell

CPEP Website Complete and Ready for Final Review


ABET Assessment and Reflection Posted


Final Presentation Posted


Final Report Posted


Discussion Board

Question Posted


Approved/Updated Proposal


Proposal Posted


BIMception BIM

Execution Plan Posted


BIMception Schematic Design and Construction Planning Report Posted


CM Existing Conditions Report Posted


Abstract Posted on CPEP


Building Statistics Part 2 -

Posted on CPEP


Proposal Submitted


BIMception BIM

Execution Plan Submitted


BIMception Schematic Design and Construction Planning Report Submitted


CM Existing Conditions Report Submitted


Abstract Submitted on Display Board


Abstract Color and Content -

Paper Draft


Building Statistics Part 1 -

Posted on CPEP


Resume Submitted for

AE Career Fair Listing


Resume Posted


Bio Sketch Posted


CPEP Website -

Full Menu Functional


Building Statistics Part 1 - Paper Draft


CPEP Home Page Draft


Career Fair Hosting

Sign Up Complete


Discussion Board Confirmed

First week

Attended CPEP Seminar


Confirmed Master List Info


Obtained Project Documentation

First Week

Owner Permission Received