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Structural Option

Eric Cook is a fifth year senior at The Pennsylvania State University studying Architectural Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering.  Upon graduation in May of 2013 with a B.A.E, he will officially obtain EIT status.  He is one of two structural engineers for Unitus, his BIM thesis team which will be competing in the AEI Charles Pankow Foundation Annual Architectural Engineering Student Design Competition.

Eric has been an intern for Wohlsen Construction each summer since 2010.  During his internships with Wohlsen, he was able to apply information learned from all options of the Architectural Engineering program, not solely structural, to the industry.  Eric was able to get involved with many of the managing aspects of the Construction Industry including purchasing, holding meetings, writing daily and weekly reports, interpreting contracts, and much more.   He prides himself on his attention to safety when on a jobsite, ensuring everyone is working with a minimal risk of injury.

Outside of school, Eric has gone on three mission trips with his church during his high school and early college years.  During these trips he visited Nashville, Virginia Beach, and Fredericksburg to assist people who are less fortunate.  Activities during these trips often included repairing people’s houses and yard work.  He has also been part of Penn State’s Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE) mentor program. In his spare time, Eric enjoys playing sports such as ice hockey and golf as well as spending time with his family and friends.


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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‐inprogress 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 the UNITUS design team. 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.

The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year‐long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

This page was last updated on April 23, 2013 by the UNITUS design team and is hosted by the Penn State AE Department ©2012