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Jameson Merrill
Structural Engineering Hamaker Court Fairfax, VA


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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 Jameson Merrill. 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 Biographical Sketch

Jameson Merrill is a part-time undergraduate student at Penn State University studying Architectural Engineering.  Jameson will graduate in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with a focus in structural systems.  He currently holds student memberships in the Penn State chapter of the Architectural Engineering Institute (SSAE), Structural Engineers Association (SAE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), as well as associate membership with The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

Mr. Merrill has held a full-time designer position for the last 18 months with Stahl Sheaffer Engineering, LLC; a local engineering firm.  His duties have included project management, document preparation and planning, consulting, and feasibility reporting for The Pennsylvania State University, among other clients.  Prior to this, he held an intern position for two years as an assistant to The Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics Project Manager and Project Coordinator at the Office of Physical Plant.  This position has allowed Jameson ample opportunities to address and overcome common and complex problems that affect the construction process from the end of business as the owner, construction manager, and design professional.  Mr. Merrill will become EIT certified upon graduation next semester, having passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in April of 2008.

Jameson holds a permanent residence just outside State College in Spring Mills, PA.  The balance of his time not spent at work, in class, or on school work is devoted to his wife and three children whom he has lived with since 2005.

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