Rounded Rectangle: Thesis 

Thesis Proposal 



The proposed technical analyses describe the intentions for the Thesis Investigations to be conducted in the Spring Semester. The theme of schedule acceleration is clearly shown and is going to be reviewed in hope of accomplishing an accelerated schedule.
















Technical Analysis 1: Implementing a Short Interval Production Schedule (SIPS)

         It is expected that the SIPS will accelerate the schedule regarding the façade. The current façade will also be compared to a panel system façade. This analysis is expected to confirm that the schedule will continue to be accelerated if a panel system façade is to be used. A cost and comparison analysis will be completed to better understand  the benefits of each system.   


Technical Analysis 2:Comparing Contracts and Evaluating the Risk Involved

         It is expected that the risk management analysis table for each method will show that an IPD contract will not be attractive to the owner, as the risk will be greatly increased. The table will also show where other parties carry risk differently in different areas of the contracts.


Technical Analysis 3: Schedule Acceleration Techniques

         The expected outcome after investigating different schedule acceleration techniques  is many tools will be applicable, but one will give the best value for the project. Also when implementing this tool collaboration will be increased between all parties.


Technical Analysis 4: Analyzing the effects of modularization

         After analyzing the effects of modularization is projected that the project cost will increase the but the schedule will be able to be very flexible. This flexible schedule will lead to an earlier substantial completion date.

Architectural Breadth: Contributes to Technical Analysis #1

         The current facade of the building is a brick veneer (non-load-bearing). In technical analysis #1 a SIPS is proposed. With the SIPS a façade change is to be proposed as well. The purpose of this breadth is to analyze the aesthetic changes of the building due to the precast panels being proposed to be used in the SIPS. This will add value to the building and benefit the surroundings. The deliverables expected for this breadth is sketches of the new elevations with the proposed panel system comparing the two systems aesthetically.


Structural Breadth: Contributes to Technical Analysis #1

         The current facade of the building is non-load-bearing, with the façade change proposed in technical analysis #1 a structural analysis will need to be completed. This structural analysis will look at the new façade load being carried by the structure. After calculating this load the beams and columns will be reassessed to see if the new load is acceptable. 

Final Thesis Proposal

Final Thesis Proposal Re-Submit

User 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 Natalie Bockhorst. 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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