College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2020-12-11 20:32:09


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2020


Within this project the similarities and differences of new and used heating, cooling, and plumbing systems and equipment will be compared and contrasted in depth. Doing so would help further knowledge and understanding of the design field and help to foster quicker decision making in an educated way. The questions to be answered are: in which stage of this project did the client have the best equipment (the high-end outcome) and why, in which stage did they have the cheapest equipment (the low-end outcome) and why, in which stage did they have the best equipment while also being cost efficient (the cost efficient outcome) and why, and how can an engineer give the best offer to a client to ensure their needs are met. The motivation for this work would be to truly learn the advantages and disadvantages of different systems and re-using or buying new equipment in order to give future clientele exactly what they need and are looking for. Hopefully this will lead to being a more productive employee, a better consulting engineer, and more likely to receive and volunteer for more projects where the equipment studied is used.

Research Sponsor

Brian Rice

First Reader

Dr. Scott Sawyer

Second Reader

Dr. Yalin Dong

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Guo-Xiang Wang

Final Project Sign Off Signed.pdf (263 kB)
Signature Sheet



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