Final Report

Senior Thesis Final Report is to discuss and provide a comprehensive background and four solutions or enhancements to construction issues about the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute through analyzing of schedules, different types of estimates, investigations, and evaluations. The project is adding a new extension to accommodate the new needs. The new addition serves as an exhibition, conference and visitor center, and a new plant where the new addition’s equipment such as Heating/Ventilation/Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and electrical units will be placed and to accommodate some of the existing museum mechanical needs.



The four analyses are:


- Implementation of MEP Prefabrication

- BIM Virtual Mockup

- Precast Roof Planks

- Splar Photovoltaic Panels


For the Executive Summary, Click Here.


Final Thesis Poster, Click Here.





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

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