University of Maryland
Physical Sciences Complex
College Park, MD
John Melching|Construction Management|Senior Thesis


Student Biography
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report



Welcome to John Melching's 5th year thesis e-portfolio. Here you will find all relevant information about the University of Maryland Physical Sciences Complex as well as information about myself and the status of the thesis documentation.

Below is a rendered walkthrough of the PSC showing how the building is planned to look upon substantial completion on September 13, 2013 and how it may be populated by the faculty and students during a typical semester.



Additionally, you can find a time-lapsed video below of the completed work to date (9/27/2012). This video will be updated bi-monthly to reflect the most current visual changes on site.


Please click here to read a personal note (2/5/2014).

Note: 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.

News and Updates
7/6/2012 Owner Permission Obtained
7/28/2012 Project Docs Obtained
9/13/2012 CPEP Front Page Complete
9/17/2012 Building Statistics Uploaded
9/24/2012 Tech 1 Uploaded
10/21/2012 Tech 2 Uploaded
10/21/2012 Building Abstract Uploaded
11/13/2012 Tech 3 Uploaded
12/14/2012 Proposal Uploaded
12/14/2012 Building Stat Part 2 Uploaded
2/12/2014 Revised Proposal Uploaded
4/9/2014 Final Report Uploaded
4/13/2014 Presentation Uploaded
4/20/2014 ABET Outcome Survey
4/22/2014 Reflection Posted


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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 John Melching.
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.