Springer Wahl's THESIS

5TH Year, AE Construction Management

330 Fellowship Road, Mt. Laurel

New Jersey

  This is a student-generated Capstone Project e-Portfolio (CPEP) produced in conjunction with the AE Senior Thesis e-Studio.
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‐in‐progress 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 Springer Wahl. 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.
Student Bio

Springer Wahl grew up on a construction site.  One of his first memories was riding shotgun on top of a Front-End Loader while working a Residential Community for Toll Brothers.  Construction and Engineering always interested him from even before the days of designing working toy sailboats from scratch and trying to construct the world’s largest paper airplane.  When he wasn’t setting world records, he was given small tasks to do on the job site.  His usage of the shovel was perfected to a near art form, however recently this skill has waned.  Since then he has learned more about the business and management end of a small construction company named Yankee Construction Company.

Upon finding Penn State’s Architectural Engineering Department, he was immediately intrigued.  Given Penn State’s leading reputation in the nation in all things, an accepted application led to immense joy for Springer.  As the years passed, he was a little unsure about choosing between Construction Management and Structural Engineering, but the moment finances and business were discussed, he was hooked on Construction Management.  Springer plans to graduate December 2008 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Construction Management.

Most of his free time in school was spent competing for the Penn State Sailing Team and running this team as Racing Captain of the Sailing Club.  He has competed both at high and low levels in schools from Kingston, Ontario, to William and Mary in Virginia, including many difficult regattas at the Naval Academy in Annapolis.  He has been elected president, and will take over for the 2008 year.

He has recently joined S:PACE, and is only a basic member. Upon graduation, Springer will be panhandling on a street corner with a sign that says, “Will Estimate for Food" or on his way to making billions of dollars.



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