Central Bed Tower Expansion | University of Virginia |Charlottesville, VA

Sarah Bell| Construction Management


AE 481W Course Reflection

The writing curriculum for this section of the course was constructively intensive. In this first portion, research of my project was required in order to deduce areas of improvement. Because the course required a series of technical reports based on my researched, I was able to critically think about the process of construction and how it could be improved. This was greatly beneficial in determining potential analysis areas for the second portion of this course.

I thought that the required topics of research in each technial report were also appropriate a well as the amount of information required for each report. Overall, I was satisfied with this portion of the project.

AE 482 Course Reflection

I found this portion of the course to be a little more frustrating. It was sometimes difficult to contact industry members for information to continue with my analysis areas. I also found myself wondering if such a high number of analysis areas were necessary. It seemed to me that if a student had fewer areas of research then more could be done with the areas chosen, thus creating a more meaningful reserach topic.

Despite my frustrations, I felt a huge surge of accomplishment upon the completion of my Final Report. I found it hard to let go of my report because I put so much work into it. Overall, I learned much in this course, especially time management.

CPEP Reflection
It was very frustrating when first trying to learn the glitches of DreamWeaver. However, after much battling, I thought that the website was an important aspect of this course. It enabled easy grading for the faculty members, and it also allowed others to view the progress of my project. Implementing the CPEP site also helped me learn more about launching a website so in my future career, I may be of some assistance to others.
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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 Sarah Bell. 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.
This page was last updated on April 27, 2012.