Cameron Mikkelson

Construction Management

Silverado Senior Living

1105 Davidson Road

Brookfield, WI 53045

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ABET Assessment

Thesis Reflection

Penn State Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis involved a year-long research project that required an analysis of the construction process as well as the of the Silverado Senior Living facility. The first half of the course consisted of several technical analyses of the building systems and project lifecycle. A proposal was then developed to examine four design and construction topics as well as two breadths. In the spring semester, students were required to determine the implications of utilizing alternative solutions and compile the results into a final report and presentation.  Overall, senior thesis taught me how to logically identify a problem and evaluate potential solutions by creating and effectively managing my own work schedule.

CPEP Reflection

The Capstone E-Portfolio was an effective means for students to show how they progressed through senior thesis. With an increasing focus on technology and communication thorugh electronic means, creating and managing a website was beneficial to all students.

 News and Updates

CPEP Complete 5/5/2014

ABET Assessment Posted 4/23/2014

Presentation Posted 4/23/2014

Final Report Posted 4/9/2014

Presentation Outline Posted 4/2/2014

Revised Proposal Posted 2/7/2014

Proposal Posted 12/16/2013

Technical Assignment 2 Posted 12/16/2013

Technical Assignment 1 Posted 12/16/2013

Building Statistics Part 2 Posted 10/25/2013

Abstract Posted 10/21/2013

Building Statistics Part 1 Posted 10/1/2013

Owner Permission Obtained 6/17/2013

Preliminary CPEP Draft 9/6/2013

CPEP Launched 9/12/2013



Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and completeinformation on the pages 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 Ian Bower. 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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