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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
design.

### Progress

 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 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

# Reflection

ABET Outcome Survey
Important Note:  These outcomes reflect a personal (student) assessment of the course, not the instructor's assessment.

 ABET Outcomes for AE 481W/482 Outcome not able to be assessed Level of ability demonstrated but below acceptable Minimum acceptable level of ability demonstrated More than minimum level of ability demonstrated (Score of 0) (Score of 1) (Score of 2) (Score of 3)
 a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 5 5 5 5 b. An ability to analyze and interpret data 5 5 5 5 c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs 5 5 5 5 e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 5 5 5 5 f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 5 5 5 5 g. An ability to communicate effectively 5 5 5 5 h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context 5 5 5 5 i. An ability to engage in life-long learning 5 5 5 5 j. A knowledge of contemporary issues 5 5 5 5 k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 5 5 5 5 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 5 5 5 5 p. Communication and interaction with other design professionals in the execution of building projects 5 5 5 5

Senior Thesis Reflection

The AE Senior Thesis experience was a very valuable educational experience. I had the opportunity to take a very technical building project that I was already familiar with, and perform a deeper examination of its components and existing conditions. I enjoyed the opportunity to talk to the owner and project team to better understand their thought processes and priorities. It was a valuable experience being able to formulate alternates and evaluate their worth. Overall, I feel the process of thesis helped me more fully understand the responsibilities and challenges associated with my career path in building HVAC design.

CPEP Reflection

Using the CPEP website was a smart way to organize and present materials throughout the course of the year. While somewhat challenging and cumbersome for someone inexperienced in web design, it allows outside parties to quickly and easily view my work and results and acts as a great "time capsule" for my AE Senior Thesis experience.