Student Biography
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Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report
Senior Thesis e-Studio








*Special thanks to Alexander Building Construction, Ewing Cole, and Geisinger Health Systems for providing me with the necessary tools to complete my Senior Capstone Project.


ABET Outcome Survey 

*Important Note: These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment

Senior Thesis Reflection (AE481W, AE482, and AE897G):

The Senior Thesis Capstone Project was a great way to integrate five years of Architectural Engineering studies at Penn State.  The three technical assignments performed in the fall semester helped gain a better understanding of all design and construction aspects of the Geisinger Grays Woods Ambulatory Care Campus Phase II Project. The findings within these technical reports allowed for areas of concern or interest to be identified in the final proposal, which outlined the depth and breadth analyses to be performed in AE 482/897G. The spring semester consisted in performing research in all three identified analysis to reduce construction costs, accelerate schedule, and improve overall construction process of the project. The results of these analyses were detailed in a final written report and through a final presentation.

Overall, the entirety of the senior thesis project was great and beneficial learning opportunity. Senior thesis taught me how to evaluate a project effectively and propose alternate means or methods that could improve the overall quality of the project. Despite the massive amounts of work and dedication necessary to present thorough analyses, AE Senior Thesis has proven to be one of the most rewarding experiences throughout my studies at Pen State University.

CPEP Reflection:

The Capstone Project E-Portfolio serves as an effective tool for documenting and displaying the work completed during the whole thesis process. Considering that I had no prior knowledge in website design, this was a challenging process which required additional efforts to create a unique online portfolio. In overcoming these obstacles, I believe this website was a very useful tool to communicate my assignments and research to the faculty members for effective grading. In addition, it allows for industry professionals, students, friends and family to review the work accomplished throughout the course.

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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 Christopher Ankeny. 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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