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



Research, Credits, and Acknowledgements:

Ms. Rose Abousaid – Gilbane Co. PSC Project Engineer

Dr. Chimay Anumba – Penn State AE

Mr. Tom Kanuck – Helioptix LLC

Mr. Alphonso Lopez – Sentech Architectural Systems Inc.

Mr. Bob Mathews – Mathews Architectural Concepts

Mr. Bill O’Donnel – Local 401 Iron Workers Union

Mr. Patrick Peters – Gilbane Co. PSC Façade Project Manager

Mr. John Pierce – Berkowitz Glass Co.

Mr. John Shedaker – Shedaker Metal Arts

Mr. Robert Specter – University of Maryland

  1. U.S. Naval Observatory, Astronomical Information Center and Applications Department
  2. Current Results Research News & Science Facts, Amount of Sunshine Maryland Gets Each Month
  3. U.S Department of Energy, Buildings Energy Data Book
  4. Light Farm, Façade Light Harvesting System
  5. Hi-Globe, Sustainable New Technology,
  6. Suntrix HCPV Vendor
  7. CETC International, Envoltek S5K 5KW HCPV
  8. Ecodirect, PV Power Inverters
  9. Grainger, HVAC and Heat Exchangers
  10. HoistsDirect, Portable Hoists
  11. University of Maryland, Just the Facts
  12. University of Maryland, Costs
  13. Noise in Our Community, College Park Public Service Center


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



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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.