Jonathan Revtai
Construction Management
Building 1 at Bakery Square
Pittsburgh, PA
Student Biography

Jonathan Revtai is currently completing his fifth year of schooling at Penn State University. He will graduate in May of 2009 with an Integrated Bachelor/ Master of Architectural Engineering degree concentrated in the construction management option. Jonathan is a member of numerous organizations and honor societies including the Penn State Chapter of Phi Alpha Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and the Student Society of Architectural Engineers. He has also completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and will become an Engineer in Training after his graduation in May.

For the past three summers, Jonathan has been working as an intern for P.J. Dick Incorporated, a contracting company based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has had the great opportunity to work on such projects as Three PNC Plaza, the first structure built over 20 stories in Pittsburgh since 1988, and Bakery Square Development, a complex comprised of four new buildings and the renovation of the old Nabisco factory built in 1918.

Jonathan is very interested in the new possiblities on the horizon in the construction industry. He is hoping to put his understanding of such topics of green design practices, Building-Information-Modeling (BIM), and production management to good use once he enters the construction field. When Jonathan is not working he enjoys spending his time outdoor hiking, rafting, snowboarding, camping, and playing soccer.

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 Jonathan Revtai. 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.