14th & U

Washington, D.C.


Russell Voigt
Construction Option

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for AE 481W/482

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a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering





b. An ability to analyze and interpret data





c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs





e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems





f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility





g. An ability to communicate effectively





h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context





i. An ability to engage in life-long learning





j. A knowledge of contemporary issues





k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice





o. Engineering design capabilities in at least two (2) of the (3) basic curriculum areas of architectural engineering, and that design has been integrated across the breadth of the program





p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects









The senior thesis capstone coursework was proven to be a beneficial experience and challenge. The key to the success of the project was personal time management and scheduling additional time and effort as needed. Although managing four analysis topics was difficult to narrow down an appropriate scope of work for each, their impacts to the foundation and excavation of the building turned out to have meaningful relationships in comparing their results. Picking and choosing the most appropriate breadth topics and analyses took a great deal of reasoning and thought, resulting in several changes in their scopes of work as information was gathered.

The CPEP website development offered useful practice and backgound knowledge in web design, and is an effective way to communicate the thesis work to those interested.





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 Russell Voigt. 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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