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 Kaitlyn Triebl. 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.



The Architectural Engineering Department's Senior Thesis project is a year long study required for graduation. Its intention is to showcase a student's ability to both critically analyze and creatively redesign relevant portions of a selected building for study. Through this challenging, year-long project, my knowledge gained through five years of study at The Pennsylvania State University is showcased, and my ability to go beyond standard course work is included throughout the final report. The most challenging part of this project is learning to self-manage my time and self-teach new topics. It is an important eye-opener in realizing that I do not know everything about the topic of structural engineering, but that I have the ability to learn through industry professionals and self-conducted research. This project is a great stepping stone for the transition between academia and the professional world for this very reason.

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) website is also a beneficiary portion of the project. It shows a very effective way for me to communicate beyond major and to industry professionals, family, friends, and peers. It also serves as a fantastic porfolio piece worthy of including on a resume.

Please click here to view the ABET Assessment that I completed.
































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