Nicholas L. Ziegler
Belmont Executive Center Building A
Ashburn, VA

Welcome to Nicholas Ziegler's Penn State AE thesis page.
Nicholas L. Ziegler
Building Statistics
Thesis Abstract
Technical Assignments
Thesis Research
Thesis Proposal
Final Report
Senior Thesis e-Studio
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 Nicholas Ziegler. 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.

Biographical Sketch

Nick Ziegler is currently enrolled at Penn State, majoring in Architectural Engineering with a focus in the structural engineering option. He has done well in his coursework and currently has a 3.61 cumulative GPA. In the spring of 2009 he took the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and passed. Upon graduation he will obtain his EIT status.

In high school Nick always had an interest in construction, mathematics, and drafting. His father works as a construction worker for J.D. Eckman Inc, and therefore Nick was always exposed to the construction industry. His interests coupled with his exposure to construction over the years, sparked his interests in engineering. Upon entering Penn State Nick chose Architectural Engineering knowing he would someday enjoy designing the structural systems in buildings.

During the summers of 2005 to 2007 he worked for PennDOT and gained valuable field experience. To increase his knowledge of construction Nick worked for J.D. Eckman during the summer of 2009 and was exposed to the construction process and better understands the importance of project constructability, which is a valuable asset to any engineer.

Upon graduation Nick plans to work for a structural engineering company in the Philadelphia-D.C.-Baltimore area. He intends to work for a company, which presents him with unique and interesting structural challenges, in many sectors of the construction industry.

In his free time Nick enjoys biking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and especially woodturning. As a young woodturner he has impressed many experienced turners with his ability. He would like to someday market his work.

To view a copy of Nick's resume click here.

This page was last updated on 05/03/2010 , by Nicholas Ziegler and is hosted by the AE Department ©2009