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  Mark Speicher / Architectural Engineering / Construction Management Option  

About Mark

Mark Speicher is a fifth year student in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University.  In May of 2010, he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree with a focus in construction management.  Upon graduation, Mark will be eligible for EIT Status.

Mark grew up in the small town of Portersville, Pennsylvania located approximately 35 miles north of Pittsburgh.  In Portersville, Mark received a job as a draftsman for Negley Design Inc., a small company that designs mechanical systems.  He worked at Negley for the summers of 2005 and 2006.  The following summer, Mark got a job with Matthew E Shaffer Construction, a residential contractor in southwestern PA.  Here, he gained invaluable experience as a laborer.  During the summer of 2008, Mark obtained an internship with Kullman Buildings Corp. in Lebanon, NJ. At Kullman, Mark was exposed to the modular construction process and also familiarized himself with Autodesk’s Navisworks software.  Last summer, Mark worked with ARAMARK Technical Services where he was exposed to three groups: Building Commissioning, Capital Program Management, and Energy.  Mark aided in commissioning the mechanical systems at both UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Pitt University.  He also spent time at Franklin and Marshall College where he managed a small project and ensured the completion of punch list items on another. 

At Penn State, Mark was a Resident Assistant for 2 years in Engineering House, a special living dormitory for engineering students.  He also acted as the Intramural Sporting Chair where Mark organized teams and participated in IM football, soccer, basketball, and volleyball.



User 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 Mark Speicher. 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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