Stephen Kelchaw
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Stephen L. Kelchaw

Stephen Kelchaw is currently in his 5th year of study in the field of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University. In May 2010, he will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering, with a focus in construction management. With his degree, and his interest in the construction process, Stephen hopes to create more efficient construction methods and higher quality results.

Mr. Kelchaw has passed his Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and will be granted Engineer in Training (EIT) status upon graduation. Stephen has also affiliated himself with many different organizations and honor societies. As a member of the Schreyer Honors College, Stephen has extended his studies beyond the realm of the average student and will graduate with Honors. He has been a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success since his freshman year to help strengthen his leadership and management skills. Due to his high academic achievement, Stephen has also been accepted into Tau Beta Pi, The National Engineering Honor Society, as well as Phi Alpha Epsilon, The Architectural Engineering Honor Society. Outside of academics, Stephen creates custom woodworking and woodworking plans in his spare time. He also enjoys a variety of activities including golf, weightlifting, cycling, and snowboarding.

Stephen’s work experiences include commissioning, energy management, and program management with ARAMARK Technical Services. He also has experience in building forensics and masonry restoration while working for Masonry Preservation Services. Other related construction experience outside of internships include Stephen’s many years as a craftsman for a local construction company in his home town of Hazleton, PA.


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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 Stephen Kelchaw. 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.