New Luxury Apartments Renovation

300 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Brianne Kyle, Construction Management

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 Brianne Kyle. 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.

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Final Report



The Senior Thesis Final Report is intended to explain the four technical analyses implemented on the River Vue Apartments project. The theme for this architectural engineering senior thesis capstone project is to incorporate value engineering techniques, such as energy conservation and overall building quality, into River Vue's design and construction that are a financial benefit to River Vue Associates, LP. Three of the analyses focus on energy conservation:  implementation of photovoltaic glass window system, addition of a green roof system, and installation of lighting occupancy sensor controls.  The fourth analysis explains the benefits of using 3D laser scanning in order to eliminate as-built drawing inconsistencies and generate a 3D model for design, construction, and quality control purposes.






Special thanks to Turner Construction Company, especially Mr. Kevin Ludwick and Mr. Chris DiLorenzo, for providing all the information pertaining to River Vue Apartments. Another special thanks to IDG, LLP, especially Mr. Todd Havekotte, for providing all renderings for the project. Finally, special thanks to River Vue Associates, LP and Millcraft Industries, Inc. for providing owner's permission on the River Vue Apartments project to complete this AE senior thesis.