Christopher Havens is currently a 5th year Architectural Engineering student at Penn State University. In May 2012 he will graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree with an emphasis on construction management. Chris is currently participating in his second consecutive year as a member of Penn State's student chapter of Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
Growing up in the small town of Athens, Pennsylvania, Chris has always had a passion for construction projects. He has been working for his father's residential contracting company since the age of fifteen, performing tasks including interior painting, shingling roofs, and laying foundation walls. Beginning in May of 2008, Chris worked two consecutive summers as an intern with Hawk Engineering, PC as a CAD draftsman and member of a survey crew for natural gas well sites in the northeast Pennsylvania region. In the summer of 2011, Chris worked for Poole Anderson Construction, LLC in State College, PA as a project engineer. He primarily dealt with renovation projects on Penn State University's campus. As a project engineer, Chris was responsible for reviewing and processing submittals, processing RFIs and change orders, and coordinating with the project superintendents, architects, and subcontractors on a daily basis.
Chris passed the FE exam this past April and will gain EIT status upon graduation. After graduation, he looks forward to joining a construction management company as a project engineer. In the ensuing years, his goals include becoming a project manager and obtaining his license as a Professional Engineer (PE). Outside of architectural engineering, Chris enjoys spending his free time golfing or cheering on his favorite sports teams.
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