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Michael R. Pothering Construction Management 2008-2009
Architectural Engineering Senior Thesis ePortfolio



Michael Pothering is currently a fifth year student at Penn State University.  He will graduate in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering with concentration in construction management.  Michael plans to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in, April 2009.

During the summer of 2007 and 2008, Michael worked as an intern for Barry Isett & Associates (BIA) located just outside of Allentown, PA. While working with BIA, Michael gained valuable experience in the architectural engineering field in dealing with construction observation, specification work, and verbal/written communication between the construction team.  During his internship, Michael was given the responsibilities for many on-site job visits for BIA, which allowed him to gain valuable field experience in a variety of projects.

Throughout Michael’s life, he has been raised to be a family and community oriented person. Since the age of 14 he has volunteered his time with his home town fire department, Good Intent Hose Co. # 1, Llewellyn, PA. He also volunteers his time outside of his studies at Penn State with the Alpha Fire Co. of State College. As a fourth generation volunteer firefighter Michael has learned to be responsible, dependable and accountable.  His commitment and dedication has also allowed Michael to develop invaluable leadership skills.


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This page was last updated on Monday, December 7, 2009
by Michael Pothering and is hosted by the AE Department ©2008
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 Christopher Ankeny. 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.”