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Construction Management

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School

Cranberry Township, PA



The Senior Capstone Project was a hands-0n and comprehensive approach to giving students a realistic experience and view of construction. By studying the systems and construction practices utilized at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School, the researcher was able to gain a valuable educational and professional insight into every aspect of the building industry. The three technical reports and proposal proved to be very valuable as reference material while writing and composing the final report and presentation. The Senior Capstone Project also helped the researcher to gain valuable knowledge of trends in the industry from his own research and the research performed by others. Communication with industry members that was necessary to receive vital information pertaining to the technical analyses performed also proved to be very beneficial. Overall, senior thesis proved to be a true transition between university education and the beginning of this researcher's professional career through an educational program that blends the two together. The researcher believes that it will be of great benefit to have gone through this program upon entering the construction industry.

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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.


This page was last updated on April 15th, 2014 by Alec Hanley and is hosted by the AE Department (C) 2014