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Construction Management

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School

Cranberry Township, PA



This report details four technical analyses that pertain to the means and methods of construction at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry Township, PA. It also focuses heavily on how a project team can positively influence facility management by clearly defining their goals. The building covers 180,000 SF and two stories above grade in the classroom wings, one below grade for the cafeteria/MEP areas, and primarily one story above grade (with varying heights) everywhere else including athletic areas, the auditorium, and the arts wing. The four areas of analysis hope to provide the client with a better final product by reducing costs and schedule duration by prefabricating the exterior skin and improving the effectiveness of turnover to the FM by reducing lifecycle costs of finishes and delivering all information efficiently.

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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 Alec Hanley. 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.


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