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



Tech Assignment 1
This document is a summary of the scedule, cost, and building systems incorporated in the University of Maryland Physical Sciences Complex. Included is a breakdown of building costs using RS Means as well as site phasing plans in Appendix D.

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Tech Assignment 2
This document is a more detailed summary of the project schedule (200 activities), a facade system estimate, general conditions estimate, a LEED evaluation, and a BIM use evaluation.

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Tech Assignment 3
This document details the finding during several key interviews with project personnel. The results of these findings are documented in a manner to express constructability challanges, schedule acceleration, and value engineering. Also included is a summary of the events of the 21st Annual PACE Roundtable meeting.

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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.