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


Course Reflection:

The Senior Thesis Capstone Project required the past five years of Architectural Engineering studies and knowledge that was obtained at Penn State University. During the fall semester, several technical reports were created to develop and in-depth understanding of the building and building systems. During the spring semester, four depth analyses were conducted to determine alternative solutions that may positively affect the cost or schedule of the project. This work was then utilized to generate a final report and presentation. This process helped create a work ethic of researching an analyzing a building and building systems to determine alternatives to construction problems.


CPEP Reflection:

Utilizing the Capstone E-Portfolio was a great way for students to display and record their progress throughout the senior thesis process. Utilizing this tool was a benefit to both the students and faculty to showcase and verify the work being done throughout each semester.


ABET Assessment:

The following document 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.


This page was last updated on April 17, 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.