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Alex Byard - Construction Manager

Alex Byard is a fifth-year Architectural Engineering major at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.  In May 2013, he will graduate with Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering degrees with a focus in Construction Management.  After studying abroad in Rome, Italy in May and June 2011, Alex earned the required credits for an Architectural Studies minor.  Subsequent to passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in October 2011, Alex will have E.I.T status upon graduation. Alex is also scheduled to sit for the LEED Green Associate exam in May 2013.

Upon graduation, Alex will begin work as a Project Engineer for Warfel Construction Company in East Petersburg, PA.

During his fifth year Alex is part of a seven-member Building Information Modeling (BIM) Thesis team that is participating in the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) National Competition.  Alex currently serves as a fifth-year mentor member and was previously the Secretary for the Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE).  He is currently an active member and previously served as the Treasurer for the United States Green Building Council Student Chapter Penn State (USGBC).  Other professional organization membership includes active membership in the Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE).

Alex successfully completed a 14-week internship at EDiS Company in Wilmington, Delaware during Summer 2012.  His role encompassed project engineering and management activities working directly under a Project Manager on three different projects.  His work included: developing a 200 item project schedule for a $4MM elementary school addition and renovation;  managing six project logs, submittals for 11 subcontractors, and the job cost-accounting report for a $3.5MM interior production area construction project; and, project bidding and awarding for 16 subcontractors for a $5MM office building interior renovation.

To view Alex's resume, please click here.






















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The Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) is a web‐based project and information center. It contains material produced for a year‐long Senior Thesis class. Its purpose, in addition to providing central storage of individual assignments, is to foster communication and collaboration between student, faculty consultant, course instructors, and industry consultants. This website is dedicated to the research and analysis conducted via guidelines provided by the Department of Architectural Engineering. For an explanation of this capstone design course and its requirements click here.

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