Jason Salyer, LEED AP

Construction Management 2008-2009



50 Connell Drive Office Building

Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Welcome to Jason Salyer's Senior Thesis e-Portfolio!


Jason's Personal Biography

Jason Salyer is currently enrolled in his 5th and final year of The Pennsylvania State University’s Architectural Engineering program. He will be graduating in May with a focus in construction management. Jason is passionate about building and is dedicated to learning and accelerating within his field. This past summer he became a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also a member of the Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE).

Jason has taken advantage of his summers and used them to gain valuable work experience with two of the top construction companies in the nation. This past summer he worked on a high profile job with Turner Construction as a project engineer at World Trade Center Tower 2 in New York City.  He was actively involved with advancing the superstructure concrete and steel logistical planning as well as working to develop a sophisticated crane plan. This experience also allowed him to see first hand the level of detailed planning and organization that is required for a high rise project. In his previous summer he worked for Whiting-Turner as a field engineer. This experience allowed him to learn first hand that problems arise in the field and wise decision making is needed to solve those problems.

Having gained construction experience both in the field and in the office have proven to be valuable experiences for him. He plans to take this knowledge and use it to launch a successful career as a construction manager. Jason looks forward to working on challenging construction projects in the future.

Outside of construction, Jason is very active in the outdoors. He tries to spend as much time as possible either on the water or in the mountains. He is an avid hiker and water-skier. Two years ago he was inducted into the Adirondack Forty-Sixers, a club that consists of hikers who have summited on all the major mountains of the Adirondacks and is dedicated to environmental protection.


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 herwith 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 Jason Salyer. 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 the 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 explantion of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

Special thanks to the Turner Construction Company and The Connell Real Estate and Development Company for allowing me to use 50 Connell Drive for my thesis project.



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