Christopher Pozza
Construction Management
Kaiser Permanente Largo Medical Office Building
Largo, MD

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Welcome to Chris Pozza's AE Senior Thesis Portfolio





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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





e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems





f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility





g. An ability to communicate effectively





h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context





i. An ability to engage in life-long learning





j. A knowledge of contemporary issues





k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice





o. Engineering design capabilities in at least two (2) of the (3) basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program





p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects





Senior Thesis Reflection

The Senior Thesis Capstone Project provided for a great learning experience in relation to both past and current academics as well as interaction with industry professionals.  Throughout the fall semester, information was gathered that helped establish a strong background of this construction project.  The knowledge gathered was then able to be incorporated into my own personal interests and experience, providing a strong basis for the research carried out during the spring semester.  Four analysis were performed which required guidance and assistance from members of the architectural engineering faculty, industry professionals, and several of my fellow students.  The experience gained required some of the most intensive research of my academic career and a full-time commitment, but was a very rewarding experience expanding my understanding of the construction industry.

CPEP Reflection

Creating a Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio was a unique learning experience associated with thesis.  The news box on the homepage became a useful tool for tracking my progress throughout the course as major milestones were quickly approaching and passing by.  Documenting all relevant information on this page became a very useful tool for easy access to previous assignments throughout both the fall and spring semester.  I hope that this will become a valuable learning tool for future students to refer to as they strive to attain an architectural engineering degree.  This has become a representation of myself personally which can also show my family and friends what I have accomplished in my final year at The Pennsylvania State University. 




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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‐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 Pozza. 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 17, 2013 by Chris Pozza and is hosted by the AE Department ©2012.