Nathan Braskey

Construction Option

Hotel - Sunnyvale Plaza

United States

This is a student-generated Capstone Project E-Portfolio (CPEP) produced in conjunction with the AE Senior Thesis E-Studio

Final Report


Executive Summary


Final Report



During the 2013-2014 academic year, Sunnyvale Plaza was analyzed to determine several alternative solutions to create cost or schedule savings within the design or construction process. Through extensive research and coordination with the project team, four primary areas were determined for the focus of each analysis. The following report consists of four analyses conducted through the senior thesis project. It is important to stress that this report is strictly educational and is not intended to evaluate the project team or their efforts.


The following report provides an in depth analysis of the following areas:

 - Analysis 1: Utilization of A Stormwater Harvesting System - Plumbing Breadth

 - Analysis 2: Analysis of Current Excavation Method

 - Analysis 3: Removal of Renovated Building Section - Structural Breadth

 - Analysis 4: Profitability of An Early Schedule Opening


This page was last updated on April 9, 2014 by Nathan Braskey and is hosted by the AE Department ©2005

User Note:

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 Nathan Braskey. 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.