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The Senior Thesis Capstone Project focused on the studying and analyzing the design and construction of the University Engineering Building at the Mid-Atlantic University. The goal of the Fall semester was to complete 3 in-depth technical reports that focused on gaining a better understanding of the building and its systems and the construction practices implemented on the project. The goal of the Spring Semester was to develop 4 main analysis topics to find alternative solutions to key problem areas on the UEB project. The main goal of these analyses were to produce cost and schedule savings, improve efficiency of running the project and to benefit the owner. All of this work was complied into a final report and presentation. This entire process taught me how to better understand the entire building process and how to find and effectively analyze potential problem areas on a building, as well as finding alternative solutions to benefit the project.
The Capstone E-Portfolio is a great tool that not only students and instructors can use, but also industry professionals, giving them the opprotunity to discover the work being completed for a given year. This also allows students and instructors to display their work and track the progress over the course of the entire year.