Publication Date

Summer 2017

Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. Douglas Chelson (Director), Dr. Kristie Guffey, and Dr. Brent Askins

Degree Program

Department of Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences

Degree Type

Master of Science


The research will help to design a shower for Dr. Chelson’s shelter, which can control the water flow, pressure and duration of the shower, which optimizes the utilization of water. The showers could be used in drought-hit areas where water is very scarce, as daily sanitation needs are necessary to keep a person safe and healthy without wasting water. The report from, World Health Organization shows that showers consume the most water. A timed shower could help resolve this issue through eliminating the wastage. Eco-friendly environmentalists may also be attracted to the showers, as their main purposes are to save energy and water. The showers could be set according to the needs of the person. Annually, the difference in costs reflects that these showers are effective and make optimal use of the available water and energy.


Architectural Engineering | Environmental Design | Hydrology | Urban, Community and Regional Planning