About Geoffrey Kim


Geoffrey Kim is currently in his 5th year at The Pennsylvania State University majoring in Architectural Engineering. In May 2011, he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in mechanical systems. Geoff is currently holding an officer position in the Penn State Chapter of ASHRAE as webmaster, and is also a full member of the Penn State AE honor society Phi Alpha Epsilon (ΦΑΕ).

In the summer of 2010, Mr. Kim interned as a B.I.M. Coordinater for Bob Biter Electric. Regular duties included 3-dimensional modeling of electrical equipment using AutoCAD MEP and Navisworks for coordination with other trades via weekly coordination meetings. Eventually, Geoffrey was the only person attending the B.I.M. meetings from the company to coordinate with the other trades and gained valuable experience in the importance of clear communication and accurate modeling of building components to prevent any major conflicts with coordination. Also, since sophomore year of college, Geoffrey worked in the Penn State Architectural Engineering research lab as an assistant for graduate students.

Outside of school, Geoff has great interest in foreign culture and international traveling. In the summer, he traveled to Italy to participate in the Rome study abroad program Sede Di Roma in 2007 and also traveled to China to participate in the Tsinghua Summer School for International Construction in 2010. After experiencing life in foreign countries, his ambition is to one day contribute to the international construction market. In order to do so, he is currently improving his Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese language to go along with his fluent English and Korean speaking skills.


Note: While great efforts have been taken to provide accurate and complete information on the pages of CPEP, pleae 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 Geoffrey Kim. Changes and discrepancies in no way imply that the original design contained errors or was flawed. Differeng assumptions, code reference, requirements, and methodologies have been incorporated into this thesis project; therefore, investigation results may vary from the original design.