Student Biography
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Final Presentation
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 Anderson Clemenceau. 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.

Thesis Reflection

AE 481 and AE 482 comprise the AE Senior Thesis.  AE 481 focuses on the existing building systems, while AE 482 allows each student to investigate their own proposal for the building.  I thought that each portion of the thesis was a great learning activity.  I had no previous experience analyzing code compliance with building plans and no experience with energy modeling software.  AE 481 allowed me to gain some much needed experience in those areas and exposed me to a lot of new information.  AE 482 was massively beneficial because it allowed me to review all the concepts that I had been learning about over the years and apply them to one project.  The process was challenging, frustrating, and I was faced with a great many roadblocks. However, as a result the senior thesis process has been one of the best learning experiences for me over the course of my education at Penn State.  It has definitely allowed me to feel more prepared for the future and more confident in my abilities as an engineer. 

CPEP Reflection

The CPEP (Capstone Project E-Portfolio) was the tool used to compile all my work into a coherent and accessible webpage for professors and other students to access.  I found that using the CPEP really helped me manage time and keep up with deadlines, as well as to make sure that my work was always consistent and presentable. 


ABET Assessment

ABET Outcomes for AE 481/482

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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, compnent, 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 three (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






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4/22/2015 - CPEP Completed

4/22/2015 - CPEP Reflection Posted

4/22/2015 - ABET Assessment Posted

4/21/2015 - Final Presentation Posted

4/21/2015 - Final Report Posted

3/30/2015 - Presentation Outline Posted

1/19/2015 - Proposal Updated and Posted

12/12/2014 - Proposal Posted

11/11/2014 - Tech Report 3 Posted

10/21/2014 - Building Statistics 2 Posted

10/20/2014 - Abstract Posted

10/06/2014 - Tech Report 2 Posted

10/06/2014 - Tech Report 1 Posted

09/16/2014 - Building Statistics 1 Posted

09/15/2014 - CPEP Full Functionality

09/08/2014 - CPEP Home Page Draft

09/02/2014 - CPEP Seminar

09/01/2014 - Project Initiation Forms

08/26/2014 - Personal Thank You Sent

08/25/2014 - Documents Received

07/24/2014 - Owner Permission Obtained


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