Thaison Nguyen | Structural

Largo Medical Office Building

Largo, Florida



23 Apr. CPEP Ready for Final Review
20 Apr. Reflection and ABET Posted
08 Apr. Thesis Report and Presentation Posted
20 Jan. Revised Thesis Proposal Posted
06 Jan. Building Statistics Part II Posted
14 Dec. Initial Thesis Proposal Posted
29 Nov. Technical Report III Posted
14 Sept Technical Report II Posted
30 Sept Thesis Abstract Posted
21 Sept Technical Report I Posted
20 Sept Building Statistics Posted
19 Sept Student Biography Posted
31 Aug. Building Statistics Draft
26 Aug. Owner Permission Form Received




Student Biography

Thaison Nguyen is currently in his 5th year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at The Pennsylvania State University, primarily focusing on structural systems. He will graduate in 2013 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree. Upon graduation he will earn E.I.T. certification, thus allowing him attain the Professional Engineer (PE) and Structural Engineer (SE) certifications in the future. In addition, Thaison is OSHA 10 hour certified.

Currently, Thaison is involved in the student chapters of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) and Structural Engineers Association (SEA). He has been part of the EERI design team since fall 2011 and has recently stepped up to one of the governing positions at EERI. Previously, Thaison had participated in the student chapters of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE).

During the previous summer Thaison has held a summer job Hedrick Brothers Construction. He had the opportunity to engage in estimating; which covers comparing and selecting bids, answering and sending RFIs, as wells as reviewing the drawing sets and specifications for coordination conflicts. Also Thaison has put the OSHA 10 hour certification to use, by assisting the company’s safety inspector.

For the future, Thaison intends to pursue the Master of Science (M.S.) and doctorate degrees. He intends to focus on building facades for his M.S. His end destination is to design building facades and lateral structural systems for facilities over 10 stories.

If you would like more information on Thaison, please see his resume, click here.

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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‐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 Thaison Nguyen. 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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