Student Bio
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
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 Sam Bridwell. 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


04/29/2015 CPEP Site Complete
04/28/2015 ABET Assessment and Thesis Reflection Posted
04/21/2015 Final Presentation Posted
04/09/2015 Final Report Posted
04/06/2015 Draft Presentation Outline and Slide Templates Posted
01/16/2015 Proposal V2 Posted
12/12/2014 Proposal V1 Posted
11/10/2014 Tech 3
10/21/2014 Building Statistics 2
10/19/2014 Abstract Posted
10/06/2014 Tech 2
09/29/2014 Abstract Paper Draft
09/20/2014 Bio Sketch
09/18/2014 Tech 1
09/16/2014 Building Statistics 1
09/15/2014 CPEP Menu Functional
09/08/2014 CPEP Site Launched
09/05/2014 Building Statistics 1 draft
08/29/2014 Thank You Letters Sent
08/17/2014 Drawings and Specs Received
06/10/2014 Owner Permission Received

Student Biography

Samuel T. Bridwell is in his fifth and final year studying in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. In May of 2015 he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, a five-year ABET accredited degree. Sam also passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in October of 2013, granting him E.I.T. status upon graduation.

Sam has a variety of work experiences under his belt, including a summer internship with Scheeser Buckley Mayfield LLC., a mid-size MEP firm in the Akron, Ohio area. While there, he was involved in roughly a dozen projects, ranging from healthcare to athletic facilities to office space. Sam has also worked several summers as part of a growing local moving company based in York, Pennsylvania.

In extracurricular activities, Sam recently competed in the inaugural DOE Challenge Home Student Design Competition. This competition started in fall 2013 and ended with judging in April 2014 in Golden, Colorado. Penn State's team, the Nittany Lions E-Den, performed very well in this initial trial of the competition and won several awards for technical competency.

In his spare time, Sam greatly enjoys exercising and spending time outdoors, watching a good movie and helping his family with the never-ending list of home improvement tasks around their three-acre home in the hills of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania. After graduation he will begin working full-time as a member of Summer Consultants Inc. in McLean, Virginia.