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*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.


Thesis Research



Hammond, R. (2009). “ Infection Control Risk Assessment Planning for Hospital Renovations.” ANF Group. Web
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“Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)”. Premier. Web

Laakso, M., Kiviniemi, A. (2012). “The IFC Standard – A Review of History, Development and Standarization”
< http://www.itcon.org/data/works/att/2012_9.content.01913.pdf>

“LEED Sustainable Sites”. Wiki Engineer. Web
< http://www.wikiengineer.com/Construction/SustainableSites>

LEED. US Green Building Council. Web

Whitener, C., Hnatuck, P., Harwick, B (2011). Construction, Renovation, and maintenance Infection Control Program.” Penn State Hershey. Web
< http://www.opp.psu.edu/planning-construction/design_and_construction_standards/documents/HMC%20Infection%20Control%20Policy>


American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE Standard 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. Virginia: ASCE/AEI, 2010

American Institute of Steel Construction, Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition. Chicago: AISC, 2005.

“Concrete in Practice”. (2003) NRCMA. Web

Dunston, P.S., Arns, L.L., McGlothlin, J.D (2007). “An immersive virtual reality mock-up for design review of hospital patient rooms”. 7th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality. Web

HAM Toolbox, V.B1. Quirouette Building Science. Computer Software

High Concrete Group. (2014) Web

Hoerner, Matthew (2013). "Utilizing Head Mounted Displays for Healthcare Design Review." The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

International Code Council, International Building Code, 2009. Illinois: International Code Council Publications, Sixth Printing December 2010

Kesik, T.J. (2013) “Building Enclosure Design Principles and Strategies.” WBDG. Web

Kumar, S., Hedrick, M., Wiacek, C., and Messner, John I. (2011). “Developing an Experienced-based Design Review Application for Healthcare Facilities using a 3D Game Engine.” Information Technology in Construction, 16, 84–103

Leicht, R.M., and Messner, J.I. (2009). “Physical or virtual mock-up: A case study.” CIC Technical Report, No. 57, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Leicht, Robert M., Sonali Kumar, John I. Messner. (2010)."Gaining End User Involvement through virtual reality mock-ups: A medical facility case study.” Penn State CIC Program. Web
< http://itc.scix.net/data/works/att/w78-2010-143.pdf>

Liang J., Memari A.M. (2011) “Introduction of a panelized brick veneer wall system and its building science evaluation.” ASCE Journal, Architectural Engineering 17(1):1–14

Lindow, E. S., and Jasinski, L. F. (2003). “Performance of exterior building walls” STP 1422, P. G. Johnson, ed., ASTM, West Conshohocken, PA, 231–241

Maing, Minjung (2012). “Physical or Virtual? Effectiveness of virtual mockups of building envelope systems”. Building Enclosure Science & Technology 5th National Conference. Web

Martin, D.P., Zimmer, A.S (2013). “The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lightweight Concrete in Building Construction.” Structure Magazine. Web

“Minimizing Floor Vibration Problems.” (2009) Steven Schaefer Associates. Web

“Moisture in Lightweight Structural Concrete Decks”. NRCA. Web

Nitterhouse Concrete Products. (2014). Web

“Pennsylvania Shipping Permit Regulations” (2013). Wideloadshipping. Web

Revit Architecture, Version 2009. Autodesk, Inc. Computer Software

RSMeans (2013). Building Construction Cost Data. 65th ed. Kingston, MA: Construction publishers & Consultants

Sieck, J., Johnson, G.. (2004). “Understanding House of Quality”. ASQC Quality Press. Web

“Steel Roof and Floor Deck Catalog”. (2008). Vulcraft. Online Catalog, Pgs. 52-52, 70-71.

Straube, J., and Burnett, E. (2005). “Building science for building enclosures.” Building Science Press, Westford, MA.

“Structural Lightweight Concrete” (2010). Web

"The Value of Mock-ups in healthcare Construction.” (2009). SKANSA. Web

Truck Mile Calculator. (2013). Web

Ungar, E.U (2007). “Vibration Criteria for Healthcare Facility Floors.” Acentech. Web

Unity Game Engine, Version 4.3. Unity Technologies, Inc. Computer Software

Weber, R.A. (2013). “Building Envelope Design Guide – Masonry Wall Systems.” WBDG. Web

Wolfe, B. and Craig, P. (2012). “Another Look at the Drying of Lightweight Concrete”. Concrete International. Web

Wolfe, W.H. (2008). “Designing with Lightweight Concrete.” Structure Magazine. Web


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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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