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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.


Course Reflection

The Senior Thesis Capstone Project focused around looking at the design and construction of the South Halls Renovation at the Pennsylvania State University. The fall semester involved developing three in-depth technical reports, which helped in gaining an understanding of the building systems and construction practices implemented. During the spring semester, four depth analyses were developed in an effort to find alternative solutions to some of the key challenges of the project; the main goal of these analyses was to find solutions that introduced additional cost savings, improved constructability, or schedule acceleration. All of this work was then compiled into a final report and presentation. This work taught me how to apply effective research in analyzing a building and its systems to develop alternative solutions to construction problems.

CPEP Reflection

The Capstone E-Portfolio was a great tool for students to document and show the work they have completed for their Senior Thesis. Utilizing this tool benefitted both students and faculty in allowing them to showcase their work as it was completed throughout each semester.





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 soley the interpretation of Quaid Spearing. 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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