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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 Christopher
Ankeny. 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.

Nathan Eck is currently in his 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University.  He plans on graduating in May 2011 with his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (BAE) with an emphasis on structural systems.  Nate will be taking the FE Exam in the spring of 2011 and will gain EIT status upon graduation. 

While Nathan does not have any formal experience in the field through internships, he has been exposed to the building design and construction process through his family’s concrete contracting company (Eck Concrete) and his father’s supervising position at Burkes Homes.  During the summer of 2008, Nathan worked for Iron Valley Golf Course and assisted in the construction of decorative masonry walls for the main entrance to the club house.

Nathan’s interest in building design and construction stems from exposure to his family’s business at an early age.  This interest was then cultivated by high school electives such as technical drawing and architectural drawing through the use of programs such as AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor.

Outside of academics, Nathan is a member of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE) and the Structural Engineers Association (SEA).  In his spare time Nathan enjoys computer modeling, building scale models, and playing guitar.  His favorite physical activities include racket ball, ultimate frisbee, hiking, and traversing boulder fields.

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