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Washington, DC

Maria Piergallini

Construction Management

2008 - 2009


 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 Maria Piergallini. 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.
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Maria Piergallini is currently in her 5th year of study pursuing an integrated Bachelor/Masterof Architectural Engineering degree with an emphasis in Construction Management at The Pennsylvania State University.  Maria will graduate in May 2009. 

During the past two summers, Ms. Piergallini was fortunate enough to have two very different but equally beneficial experiences.  Maria spent the summer of 2007 studying abroad in Rome, an opportunity that she will always remember.  This past summer, Maria worked with Forrester Construction Company, a mid-size general contractor located in the Washington, DC area.  This internship allowed her to work on a state of the art school in the heart of the nation’s capitol. 

Ms. Piergallini is involved on campus through a number of organizations such as The Student Chapter of the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE) and Women in Engineering Programs (WEP).  Maria also serves as an AE Envoy to represent the Architectural Engineering department to prospective students and visitors and is an active participant in the largest student run philanthropy in the world, a 48 hour dance marathon to benefit childhood cancer.  Off campus activities include mentoring of high school students through a State College church and volunteering at Brookline, a local retirement community.

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