Faculty Advisor

Pietroforte, Roberto


The design of an elderly housing facility provided experience in construction and project management characteristics that included architectural layout development, code analysis, cost estimation, and scheduling. A preliminary building plan was established by investigating spatial layouts and numerical data. The code analysis was used to verify preliminary layouts and alter certain aspects in order for the facility to be code compliant. Technical specifications were prepared to describe assemblies of construction in the building process. Using the specifications, a cost estimate was completed to provide approximate cost of the building process and all its components. The scheduling of the project allowed for approximate determination of substantial completion.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering