Cadell G. Calkins

Structural Option

Student Biography

Cadell Calkins, a 5th year student in Architectural Engineering at Penn State University, will be graduating in May 2012 with an Integrated Bachelor/Master of Architectural Engineering degree. Upon graduation from the structural option, Cadell will gain EIT status. Mr. Calkins is a member of the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE), Structural Engineers Association (SEA), and the Penn State Chapter of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI-PSU).

During the 2009 and 2010 summers, Cadell interned as a mechanical intern for Bergmann Associates out of Rochester, NY. During this time, he gained a breadth of experience from the mechanical engineering side of building design, including but not limited to the implications of placing a column in the middle of the mechanical room halfway through the design. Mr. Calkins also learned the intricacies of Revit scheduling and parametric families while interning. Cadell looks forward to beginning his career as a structural engineer in an engineering design or forensic firm to gain knowledge and experience for use in obtaining his Professional Engineer (PE) license.

Cadell serves his community proudly as an Eagle Scout and for his Eagle Scout Project, he redesigned his hometown chamber of commerce’s website. In his spare time, Mr. Calkins occupies himself by working in the garage. Currently, Cadell is restoring his dad’s 1977 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and his great grandparent’s 1960’s Pargo electric golf cart. When Cadell is not in the garage, he enjoys golfing and bowling with his friends and family.

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User 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 Cadell Calkins. 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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