The Mary J. Drexel Home
                Assisted Living Addition

                               Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

                                              Gjon Tomaj
                                                           Construction Management Option




-- Course Reflection--

Over the course of the 2013/2014 academic calendar year, the Senior Thesis Capstone Project focused around analyzing the design and construction of the Mary J. Drexel Home Assisted Living Project to identify areas in which alternate means and methods could have resolved any challenges or problems that may have affected the efficiency of the project. The fall semester involved developing three in-depth technical reports, which helped gain an understanding of the building systems and construction processes implented on the project. During the spring semester, four analyses were developed to further improve the project. The main goal of these analyses was to find ways to provide additional cost savings, reduce schedule, or improve quality and safety. All this was research was compiled into a final report and presenation. This year long process helped me learn how to apply effective research in understanding and analyzing building systems and developing alternate solutions to resolve any construction challenges or problems.

-- CPEP Reflection --

Using the Capstone E-Portfolio was a great tool and allowed for students to publish their work and record their progress throughout the senior thesis process. This tool proved to be benefical to both students and faculty as many reports did not need to printed and everyone has access to all the information needed for either grading or general interest in viewing the work performed.

-- ABET Assessment --

The following table is a personal assessment of the course to be used as a student assessment and not the instructors. The ABET assessment can be viewed here.




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 Gjon Tomaj. 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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