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Course Reflection
The Senior Thesis Capstone Project was a great year-long opportunity to demonstrate the
knowledge and skills attained in the Architectural Engineering program at Penn State.
The fall semester of the project consisted of several assignments that required intensive
communication skills with the project team in order to receive information about the
Educational Activities Building Project. This assisted in providing the experience of the real
world of construction and how communication skills can be ultimately effective.
In addition, the three technical assignments and the final report facilitated in developing
professional writing skills while the presentations improved verbal communication ability.
In the spring semester, the four analyses were challenging however, it provided a chance
to apply skills such as researching, data analyzing as well as identifying and solving
engineering problems. Overall, the senior thesis provided the foundation to prepare
us to enter the construction industry with the technical knowledge and communication
skills required to be successful within the field.

CPEP Reflection
The Capstone Project E-Portfolio was challenging and a good portion of time was spent
learning Dreamweaver, the main software used in creating the webpage.
However, it helped to improve designing skills in spite of its limited ability to create
modern and unique designs.  Additionally, it provided an effective tool to submit and
collect the entire course work in one place to be viewed by the department faculty,
students, industry members, friends and family.   

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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-in-progress 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 Meshal Alenezi. Changes and discrepencies 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 09/016/2013, by Meshal Alenezi and is hosted by the AE Department