George Mason University Student Union Building I

Fairfax, VA

Brett M. Robinson - Penn State AE Senior Thesis - Construction Management


Brett Robinson Bio

Building Statistics

Thesis Abstract

Technical Assignments

Thesis Research

Thesis Proposal


Final Report


Senior Thesis e‐Studio


About Brett Robinson

Brett Robinson is completing his fifth year as a student in Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He plans to graduate in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree. Brett’s emphasis of study in the Architectural Engineering program is in Construction Management.

For the past two summers, Brett interned at Hess Construction + Engineering Services in Gaithersburg, MD. While at Hess, he performed numerous project management and superintendent duties on projects that include Clarksburg Elementary School #8 in Germantown, MD and George Mason University Student Union Building I in Fairfax, VA.
As a Project Management Intern at Hess, Brett performed the following:

  • Reviewed submittals to ensure compliance with contract documents and code requirements
  • Documented LEED material
  • Prepared, organized and distributed RFI’s
  • Developed look-ahead schedules for various construction activities

On-site, Brett has executed the following Superintendent tasks:

  • Confirmed dimensional accuracies and layouts for specific construction activities
  • Surveying
  • Coordinated and confirmed material deliveries with trade contractors
  • Wrote daily reports in Expedition
  • Verified manpower for subcontractor in Expedition
  • Performed quality control tasks to verify work was performed in accordance with plans and specifications

Outside of the classroom, Brett was a student equipment manager for the Penn State Football team for four seasons. He contributed to the 2009 Capital One Bowl Champion Team, 2008 Big Ten Champion Rose Bowl Team, the 2007 Alamo Bowl Champion Team and the 2006 Outback Bowl Champion Team.

For Further Information Please See Brett Robinson's Resume.



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 Brett Robinson. 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.
This page was last updated on April 17, 2010, by Brett Robinson and is hosted by the AE Department ©2009