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Construction Management

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School

Cranberry Township, PA



Alec Hanley is currently in his fifth year of study in the Architectural Engineering Program at Penn State University. In May 2014, he will graduate with his Bachelor’s of Architectural Engineering degree (BAE). Alec focuses his studies in the Construction Management and plans to begin a career in the construction industry upon graduation. Alec has future aspirations of obtaining his Professional Engineer (PE) license. Alec will be moving to Maryland at the beginning of Summer 2014 to begin a professional career with James G. Davis Construction Corporation.

During the summer of 2013, Alec worked for Mascaro Construction in Pittsburgh as an onsite intern project engineer. He spent over three months at the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School site. Throughout the course of the summer Alec had many varying responsibilities including the development of a baseline schedule for the chapel, weekly subcontractor/prime contractor schedule updates, publishing RFIs and posting them to BlueBeam, quality control of spray-applied vapor barrier and self-performed concrete, submittals, LEED submittals, closeout documentation and other various activities. All of these responsibilities required Alec to be able to divert his attention at a moment’s notice and pay close attention to detail at all times. His experience onsite and interaction with every member of the project was invaluable and gave him the confidence to perform in the classroom & workplace in order to advance his education & career goals. Beyond working with Mascaro, Alec worked as a laborer for the Catholic Diocese at Saint Kilian Parish for 8 summers starting at the age of 14. Being on both sides of the construction process, Alec quickly gained the necessary communication skills to interact with laborers and management.

During the year and upon graduation, Alec plans to seek employment from a general contractor or construction manager. In his free time Alec enjoys various outdoor activities such as hiking, ultimate Frisbee, basketball and biking. He has been involved with S:PACE for the past two years and plans to seek further involvement with various organizations and philanthropies throughout the course of his final year at Penn State University.

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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‐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 Alec Hanley. 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.


This page was last updated on April 15th, 2013 by Alec Hanley and is hosted by the AE Department (C) 2014