• Hamot Women's Hospital
    UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital is a first class
    facility for Mothers and Babies, located overlooking
    the bayfront of Lake Erie.
  • Hamot Women's Hospital
    With very luxurious interior finishes UMPC Hamot
    was designed to make the patient feel at home.
  • Hamot Women's Hospital
    UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital was intended to utilize
    earth tones in order to sooth the patients at the
    hospital, notice the tree like column covers, the
    clouds on the ceiling, and the stream pattern on
    the floor.
  • Hamot Women's Hospital
    UPMC Hamot Women's Hospital delivered their first
    child on January 9th, 2011. Baby Armani Maria!

Justin Kovach's Reflection

Use the image to the right as your link to the ABET Evaluation.

Senior Thesis Reflection:

The AE Senior Thesis is a challenging but rewarding endeavor that has allowed me to use what I have learned in the past five years and continue my education through independent research. With the size of this project, it has also allowed me to learn many project management techniques, which will be applicable to real world engineering projects. This process is clearly invaluable to all graduating AE students.

CPEP Reflection:

The required Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) was a very useful tool to display progress throughout this project. The largest benefit to my thesis project was the ability to see how previous students tackled this large project. The best part about the CPEP site was that it allowed faculty, friends, and potential employers to documents that had been completed as a part of this thesis project.

Senior Capstone Project (CPEP):

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web-based project and information center. It contains materials 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 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-in-progress for this thesis project. Modifications and changes related to the original building designs and construction methodologies for this senior project are solely the interpretation of Justin Kovach. 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.