Memorial Vista

Undisclosed Future Client

Northern Virginia



William Gamble - Construction Option


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Final Report

Over the course of the 2013 and 2014 academic year, Memorial Vista was analyzed to identify areas in which alternative solutions in either construction or design would enhance the project's goal of shortening the schedule. These analyses were brought forth after an unforeseen utility relocation extended the original base building completion date 68 work days. Through feedback from the project team, independent research, and advisor meetings, three major areas were chosen for additional analysis. The following report presents the three analyses as part of the Architectural Engineering senior thesis project at the Pennsylvania State University. It is important to note that the purpose of this thesis and analysis is strictly educational and is not intended to critique the project or team in any way.






Click HERE to view the Executive Summary for the Final Report.








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 William Gamble. 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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