Introduction to Architectural Thesis Project
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An ideal thesis project should do many things, including:
The University Library keeps permanent copies of your thesis or project as a matter of record. For students submitting hard copies of their projects to the Library, one copy circulates and the other copy is stored in the University Archives. (Please note: this does not apply to graduate students who are submitting projects and theses electronically to the Bronco Scholar repository).
The THESIS project proposes a pioneering study of a coherent corpus of medieval manuscripts consisting of all the commentaries on the Sentences composed in Paris and in the new universities from Central Europe between 1350-1450. A Sentences commentary is a core component of the medieval academic curriculum, a collection of theses that scholars had to defend in the universities in order to obtain the title of master or doctor of theology; it is actually the unique equivalent of our modern PhD thesis.An interesting scientific venture in thisproject will be to edit unpublished texts and to identify the sources of thesetexts in order to enhance the visibility of our corpus and its main thesis. A Sentencescommentary can be hundreds of folios long, the equivalent of thousands ofmodern pages (cf. the online transcription of Peter of Candia's commentary fromca. 1380: ), however, and editingjust one of these commentaries would take many years. The THESIS project willtherefore focus on the Prologues, one of the most important parts of thesewritings. The Prologues of Sentences commentaries provide a key to thereading of the entire text, outlining the authorâs theological andphilosophical enterprise.
The Thesis Proposal details the four analysis topics to be performed during the spring semester for the Susquehanna Center Project. The Susquehanna Center Project consists of a renovation of 49,159 square foot and an addition of 58,640 square foot and costs $26.7M. In the three technical assignments done during the fall semester the project was analyzed from a construction management perspective as a preparation for the core thesis analysis that will take place during the spring semester. Found below is a link to the Thesis Proposal file and below that are descriptions of the four chosen research topics.Analysis 2: Initiation of BIM in renovation projects
The second analysis will to find the best way to make this project eligible and make it feasible to use BIM. A study will be done in the most efficient ways to convert the documentation of the old building into a BIM friendly format. Also, it will aim to find how to go about educating other parties in the project about BIM and the importance of it in an efficient manner.