The New RLPS Architects Offices

Lancaster, PA

To be completed Januray 2013


Brice Ohl - Mechanical Option


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4.30.13 This CPEP was finalized to include all the required pages and information and is ready to view.

4.30.13 Uploaded final versions the presentation in both Powerpoint and PDF formats to the Presentation Page.

4.22.13 Created a Reflection page that includes a reflection of AE481W/AE482, the CPEP websites, and and ABET Assessment.

4.22.13 Modified the Final Report page to include an updated final report and a link directly to the executive summary.

2.1.2013 Updated the Thesis Proposal to incorporate a more detailed schedule.

1.18.2013 Updated various pages to fix small errors. Also, fixed the links on the Building Statistics Page.

1.15.2013 The Buildind Statistics Page was updated to include Building Statistics Part 2 and some modifications to Building Statistics Part 1.

1.11.2013 The Thesis Proposal Page was updated to include the original proposal and the revised proposal.

11.28.2012The Technical Assignments page was repaired and made up to date.

9.20.2012 The Student Biography and Building Statistics uploaded to site.

9.19.2012 The Technical Report 1 uploaded to site.

9.7.2012 Homepage Design Update



Brice Ohl is currently studying Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in mechanical systems and design at the Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his bachelors of Architectural Engineering he is working towards a minor in Environmental Engineering with a number of courses focusing on indoor air quality.

Outside of the classroom, Brice is involved in several professional developmental organizations. He is a prominent member of Alpha Rho Chi the professional fraternity for Architecture and the allied arts. As a member of Alpha Rho Chi he has held several leadership positions including being an executive member for two years, a delegate to the national convention, and has attending several leadership conferences on behalf of his chapter. In addition to his fraternal duties Brice was a member of an ASHRAE Student Design competition team sponsored by Penn State that won 3rd place nationally in the HVAC System Selection Category in 2012. Last summer he interned for Reese Engineering Inc as a mechanical intern. His duties varied from day to day, but covered a great deal of mechanical calculations and design.

In addition to his educational and professional goals, Brice tries improve his life and the lives of others through philanthropic causes supported by his fraternity. These causes include fundraising for THON, Habitat for Humanity, and Relay for life. Finally, Brice dedicates his remaining time to the Happy Valley Rugby Club and Penn State Floor Hockey Club as a means self-improvement by physical fitness and team building.



The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material 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 design course and its requirements click here.

•This page was last updated on 4.30.2013, by Brice Ohl and is hosted by the AE Department ©2011

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 Brice Ohl. 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.