Technology and Engineering Development (TED) Building

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

Newport News, VA

David Blum | Mechanical Option | Architectural Engineering | The Pennsylvania State University

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David Blum is currently completing his fifth year studying Architectural Engineering with a Mechanical Systems option at The Pennsylvania State University.  After graduating in May, 2011 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree, David will attain EIT status and plans to eventually receive his PE license.

David is excited to be entering the building industry, an industry that has begun to realize its capability and importance of becoming a leader in the emerging global energy revolution.  Not only does he take his academic education seriously, but he has involved himself with research and professional opportunities outside of the classroom that have further prepared him to contribute to the industry.  Since the summer of 2009, David has worked as a research assistant at the Aerosols Lab in the department of Architectural Engineering.  There, through the design, construction, and use of various indoor air quality experiment apparatuses, David has developed skills in the design and implementation of control hardware and software.  In the summer of 2010, David worked as a mechanical engineering intern at EwingCole, an A/E firm recognized by ENR as one of the top 100 green design firms in the nation.  At EwingCole, David worked on construction drawings and load calculations for various stadiums and office projects, giving him valuable professional experience.

In addition to his academic, research, and professional work, David enjoys playing intramural roller hockey and the drums.  He plans to use all of his experiences to help the building industry continue to advance.


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‐inprogress
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 David Blum. 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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