The Woodley
Woodley Park, Washington, DC





Kevin Kroener
Construction Option
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Course Reflection

AE 481 and AE 482, the Senior Thesis Capstone Project, was a great learning experience. I gained a better knowledge of analyzing a building and all its involved systems while investigating the existing conditions, schedule and cost of the Wardman West Residential Project during the fall semester. With the use of this preliminary analysis I was able to focus my thesis on schedule acceleration for brick work of the building’s exterior skin. With exterior brick masonry as my focus, during the spring semester I performed four analyzes that included: prefabrication of the existing brick veneer wall using precast concrete wall panels, development of a SIPS (Short Interval Production Schedule), performing a safety evaluation, and researching responsibilities specific to a general contractor when using architectural precast concrete. Overall, senior thesis benefited my knowledge of construction through the practicality of using industry support and applying the skill set I have acquired from these past five years studying Architectural Engineering at Penn State.

CPEP Reflection

The Capstone E-Portfolio was a useful tool that allowed students to document and show the work they have completed for their Senior Thesis. The use of CPEP benefitted both students, faculty and industry members in allowing them to easily access work throughout the fall and spring semester.

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 Kevin Kroener. 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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