Neal Diehl is currently a fifth year Architectural Engineering Student in the Construction Option, at The Pennsylvania State University. He will graduate in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and minor in Architectural Studies. He is also pursuing the Civil and Environmental Engineering Housing Certificate. In October 2009, Neal passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, allowing him to achieve engineer-in training status upon graduation.
This past summer Neal worked for Truland Systems Corporation on the New Campus East (NCE) Project. By having an integral role in the Quality Control team on a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers project, he gained a comprehensive overview of building systems and their interaction. Neal has gained both a knowledge and passion for construction through numerous years of hands on construction with his family’s residential construction company (CWD Distinctive Homes). He has also gained management experience in the Land Development field by interning with Winchester Homes, Inc.
Outside of work and academics, Neal is currently a Placement Officer for the Students Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE). He is also currently serving as President for the Penn State Student Chapter National Association of Home Builders. Neal participated in the Sede di Roma Summer Abroad Program and was the Team Leader for the NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition in 2008 and 2009. In his free time, Neal enjoys traveling, assisting on the family farm and building furniture.