Two Brothers named Fellows for remarkable acts of service

Michael Paciero's distinction on Fellow

The distinction of “Fellow” is reserved for upstanding undergraduate brothers who successfully complete a 500-hour or 60-day service learning project before completing their senior years. At the Brotherhood Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 14, two brothers were honored with the distinction of their remarkable acts of service to the communities around them.

Michael Paciero, Lawrence Tech ‘ 15
As an architectural engineering major at Lawrence Tech, Michael Paceiro has a passion for sustainable development projects. As a Michigan native, he also has a passion for preserving his state. In pursuing his Fellow project, he sought to combine these passions while developing himself as a balanced man.

Paceiro recently led a 50-man team through a sustainability-focused construction project known as “reconstruction” with his chapter brothers and friends. In this method, a building that would otherwise be torn down and sent to the dump in scraps is instead analyzed for the value of its individual parts. Then, using a specialized method, the building is carefully deconstructed to preserve the usable parts of the structure. With these parts in tact, developers are able to design and construct new buildings using the materials.

Paceiro said while the project was focused on sustainable building, he also used the opportunity to educate his team on the grim reality that many Detroit residents are facing concerning the sustainability of their city. The team had the opportunity to interact and build relationships with the local residents during the project, exposing them to the people most impacted by the challenges. The increased awareness has motivated many of his chapter brothers to get involved in other service opportunities in the metro-Detroit area.

Paceiro and his team are now not only working to complete the deconstruction process, but also seeking funding to design and build a prototype house in Detroit utilizing the materials from the project.

 

Architectural Engineering Graduates Students First Place in Three out of Four Catagories

National Architectural Engineering Institutes Student Design Competition held May 25-27,  2015.

National Architectural Engineering Institutes Student Design Competition held May 25-27, 2015.

It is with great anticipation and pride that capstone advisor Professor Ralph Nelson and his second cohort of Architectural Engineering graduate students informs you of their “First” place in three of the four categories in which they entered, for the national Architectural Engineering Institutes Student Design Competition held May 25-27.
Ralph Nelson

Congratulations to Israel Ortiz, Rebecca Tritt, Hayan Awde, Diana Brazier, Steven Gunther, Andrea Bedi, and Thomas Oziem who competed against Penn State, Univ. of Nebraska, Kansas State University, MSOE, WPI, Drexel, Oklahoma State, and Missouri Science & Technology, all together a total of ten teams. This group walked away with First Place in three out of four categories.

Knowing that many of you were watching from afar (in your company conference rooms or on your PC), the students tremendous efforts, and dedication from full and part-time faculty and industry mentors, is indeed a reason for celebration and for our gratitude. This accomplishment further validates the level of depth and breadth of knowledge acquired by our graduates.

Comments from the judges include: “Three words…Wow, Simple, Elegance, Fun flow taking the tour, Consideration about the neighbors, Loved the Bow Ties :), Enjoyment shines through presentation, Working well together”.

Thank you for your individual support, contributions and well wishes!

Best regards,
Prof. Filza H. Walters, FESD

Lawrence Tech Hosts Innovation Encounter Competition for Keen Colleges

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Representing LTU at the Innovation Encounter were (L-R) Dario DiPaola, Justin Becker, Nada Saghir, Dewight Moyer, and Tony Fakhouri. Karen Evans was the faculty advisor.

Release Date: November 3, 2014

By Katie Jolly

Lawrence Technological University hosted its fifth Innovation Encounter Oct. 24-25, and the home team finished third in the competition.

Innovation Encounter challenges college students to use a creative problem-solving process. In addition, it provides students with experience with the recognition of societal values, business principles and customer awareness.

Read more http://aeltu.org/our-world/)

 

Deconstruct In Detroit

Are you interested in construction and sustainability? Pioneer Material Renewal is a group here on campus that is also interested in that too. They will be deconstructing a house and reconstructing it using the original material. They will be starting the deconstruction Saturday March 7th and will be working on it all spring break.

Here is the youtube video of the project and the history behind it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooJw8o7ylqU

Here is the volunteer registration link: http://pioneermaterialrenewal.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=7746

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Full-Time Job Opportunity at IBI Group

A full-time Mechanical Engineering  job opportunity has opened up at IBI Group. Attached below is the information about the position and IBI Group. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume as soon as possible to:

Human Resources Atten: Kendra Paguaga, kendra.paguaga@ibigroup.com,

-and- to expedite the process, please copy

Mr. Charles ‘Chuck’ McKale, dennis.mckale@ibigroup.com (contact information below)
LTU Adjunct Professor and IBI’s Mechanical Department Manager


Contact Information/Send Resume:
Dennis Charles McKale, PE, LEED®AP
Mechanical Department Manager
email dennis.mckale@ibigroup.com
IBI GROUP
25200 Telegraph Road-Suite 200
Southfield MI 48033 United States
mob 586 229 9232
tel +1 248 936 8000 ext 8470 fax +1 248 936 8111
web http://www.ibigroup.com

IBI Mechanical Graduate Engineer_Designer

Intership at IBI Group

The internship experience allows you to work in a professional setting alongside Senior Engineers, making this both a great learning experience and networking opportunity.

This internship is available for the Spring 2015 semester, Summer 2015 semester, and perhaps beyond. If you are interested in working during either semester, please send your resume as soon as possible to:

Human Resources Atten: Kendra Paguaga, kendra.paguaga@ibigroup.com,

-and- to expedite the process, please copy

Mr. Charles ‘Chuck’ McKale, dennis.mckale@ibigroup.com (contact information below)
LTU Adjunct Professor and IBI’s Mechanical Department Manager

I hope you consider looking into this amazing opportunity as IBI is located at the end of 10 mile road, making it less than 5 minutes away!


Contact Information/Send Resume:
Dennis Charles McKale, PE, LEED®AP
Mechanical Department Manager
email dennis.mckale@ibigroup.com
IBI GROUP
25200 Telegraph Road-Suite 200
Southfield MI 48033 United States
mob 586 229 9232
tel +1 248 936 8000 ext 8470 fax +1 248 936 8111
web http://www.ibigroup.com

IBI INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2015

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is pleased to announce that the application process for our 2015 Summer Internship Program is now open.

SOM is seeking the best emerging talent to join them this summer in their Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and London offices. Selected candidates will get hands-op project experience in architecture, interiors, structural engineering, sustainable engineering and urban design. In order to be considered, current students who are returning to study in the Fall of 2015 should apply by March 20, 2015. Details and requirements can be found here.

Decisions will be announced the week of March 30, 2015 and the internship program will run from June 8-August 14, 2015.

For questions, please feel free to contact career.assistance@som.com

Building Enclosure Council-Greater Detroit

2015-2016 Scholarship

December 31, 2014
Martin Schwartz
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Lawrence Technological University
Department of Architecture
College of Architecture and Design

The Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit (BEC-GD), a subcommittee of The
American Institute of Architects of Detroit (AIAD), has established for the first time, a BEC-
GD scholarship for students. The BEC is dedicated to the advancement of the building
enclosure to foster effective performance of building exterior. The BEC-GD will award one
$1,500 scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year to a student who is currently enrolled in
an architectural or building engineering science curriculum. It is the goal of the BEC-GD to
grow the award amount, quantity of awards, or both, and the number of schools
participating in the scholarship program.
We are respectfully requesting your assistance in this endeavor. Enclosed are the
Scholarship Requirements and Application for your information and use. Please inform and
distribute these two documents to sophomores, juniors and seniors students. Questions
may be addressed to:
Building Enclosure Council – Greater Detroit
Attention: Donald Bauman AIA, CSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.
7430 Second Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Fax: 313-202-7122 or email:donald.bauman@akahn.com

Regards.
Donald Bauman