SSM - St. Clare Health Center
Christopher Brandmeier
St. Louis County: Fenton, Missouri
Structural Option
Student Biography
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
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  Sept. 18, 2014 Building Stats  
  Sept. 18, 2014 Student Bio  
  Sept. 26, 2014 Technical II  
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  Nov. 17, 2014 Technical IV  
  Dec. 12, 2014 Proposal  
  April 13, 2015 Final Report  
  April 13, 2015 Presentation  
  May 4, 2015 CPEP Complete  



Senior thesis provided the motivation for me to flesh-out my understanding of class material and establish my own design sense in an independent setting. It proved to be more challenging and rewarding than I expected. Unlike other class projects or assignments, Thesis provided an open-format where I could explore on my own. Of course, my advisors were helpful in answering all of my questions, but the majority of the learning and design work was self-guided and self-motivated.

The most important lesson I learned was to recognize and properly estimate the project scope from the outset. Perhaps my thesis was too broad in scope, and the results would be more compelling if the scope was much narrower. Nevertheless, a broad scope allowed me to revisit a larger selection of topics and develop a deeper understanding in each.

Coming out of this project, I have a working knowledge of concrete design and construction. Prior to this thesis I was not, in my estimation, ready to enter the professional realm as a structural designer, but I now feel confident in my abilities and ready to make the next step into industry.

  ABET Outcome Survey  
  The document below is a personal assessment of how the BAE curriculum performs against minimum ABET requirements.  
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 Christopher Brandmeier. 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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