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




The combined fall and spring semesters of AE481W and AE 482 have been two of my most experience filled semesters. I found that there is a difference between the classroom and what you might find in construction documents, but that I have become well learned in applying the former to the latter. The fall semester was found to be helpful in practicing skills for evaluating existing buildings and I believe I have become much more in depth with these evaluations. The spring semester is where I feel I was allowed to be let loose and really test what I have learned. The semester developed into a reading and testing adventure of both review and new material. The final result of my experiment did not have the result I wanted, but in the end I am a better student and a better prospective engineer for. I will take these lessons into my profession and carry them with me always.

CPEP Reflection

The CPEP websites were a very helpful tool for displaying and updating our work. I also believe they had the addded advantage of making us take a step back from our work and consider how someone who is not deeply involved in our project may view our work. All in all we are attempting to enter an industry that involves great leveels of communication and cooperation; I see the CPEP websites as a giant step to entering the industry.

ABET Assessment

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a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering





b. An ability to analyze and interpret data





c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs





d. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems       X
e. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility     X  
f. An ability to communicate effectively     X  
g. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context       X
h. An ability to engage in life-long learning       X
i. A knowledge of contemporary issues       X
j. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering       X
k. Engineering Design capabilities in at least two (2) of the (3) basic cirriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program       X
l. Communiation and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects       X


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.