Sean Felton is a 5th year Architectural Engineering student at Penn State pursuing the Bachelor's of Architectural Engineering, Structural Option. In May 2013 He will graduate having completed the F.E. Exam and having earned a certificate of merit for this senior thesis project. Though he will not have the integrated degree, Sean has experience in several graduate-level courses including computer modeling, building failures & forensics, and historical methods of analysis. He is actively seeking employment as an engineer in the building industry.

Sean spent three summers with Synthes, U.S.A. (now Depuy-Synthes), a leading global medical device manufacturer, from 2008 to 2010.  The summer of 2008 was spent at Jennersville Manufacturing Facility in West Chester, PA.  There he was first professionally introduced to the manufacturing process while performing his every-day duties of bringing the MSDS catalog to compliance with OSHA standards and assembling an acoustic decibel-level map of the manufacturing floor.  Additionally, Sean was in charge of creating a 2D AutoCAD floor plan and models for a new machinery layout.

During the summers of 2009 and 2010, Sean worked at the Technical Center, also in West Chester.  There he designed, detailed, and produced technical drawings for surgical instruments while correcting and updating old 3D models, assemblies, and drawings from Synthes’ previous merger with Stratec Medical for manufacturing ease and federal and international compliance.

More recently, Sean has held the position of Teaching Intern working for Professor Boothby in Penn State’s AE department.  In the fall of 2011 he assisted in teaching AE 308, and in the spring of 2012 he assisted in teaching AE 422, Introduction to Concrete Design for Architecture. In each class he addressed indeterminate analysis, design in ASD and LRFD methods, and typical design assumptions in lectures, office hours, and exam review sessions.

Along with studying and working at Penn State, Sean has been involved in several clubs and organizations.  For six semesters between 2008 and 2011 he played for Percussion Ensemble II and Penn State’s Campus Orchestra.  Sean also served on PSU Homecoming’s OPP committee for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.  In his final two semesters, Sean will be leading the upperclassman bible study for Penn State Navigators.

During the summer and winter breaks Sean enjoys traveling. While the winter has been devoted to skiing in Colorado, West Virginia, and New York, he has been able to immerse himself culturally during the summers. He has been to Europe during three of those summers, visiting Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and France with his family, friends, and Penn State.  Sean devoted the summer of 2011 to finishing his Architectural Studies minor in Rome learning about the development of the city and its architecture. This most recent summer he spent in Burlington, VT at a Navs training program.  There he was able to explore Lake Champlain, much of the Green Mountains, New Hampshire, and Montreal.




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 Sean Felton. 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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