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About Kevin

Kevin Zinsmeister is currently in his 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at the Pennsylvania State University.  In May 2011, he will graduate with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree, with a focus in structural systems.  Kevin is a member of the Penn State Chapter of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association.

Last summer, Kevin interned with Bechtel in London where their Civil Business Unit Headquarters is located.  While there, Kevin was contracted out to Crossrail, the company in charge of constructing a new London Underground rail line.  This experience let Kevin glimpse into the design and coordination of constructing subterranean structures in the form of underground stations.  Last spring, Kevin passed the FE Exam which will permit him to gain EIT status upon graduation.  With this in mind, Kevin hopes to begin work as a structural engineer for a consulting firm on the way to becoming a Professional Engineer.  He would like to use the knowledge and skills he gains through employment to one day become a licensed Structural Engineer.

Outside of academics, Kevin spends time between Chicago where his older siblings live and London where his parents and little sister reside.  Some of Kevin’s hobbies include cooking, skiing, and wakeboarding as well as playing guitar and racquetball.

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 Kevin Zinsmeister. 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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