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Paul Crovella

Paul Crovella
Instructor

219 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6839

Email: plcrovella@esf.edu

Education

Ph.D. (in progress) State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry
M. Eng., Cornell University, 1990
B. Sc. with Distinction, Cornell University, 1989

Areas of Study

Sustainable Construction
Residential Construction
Historic Preservation
Optimum Value Engineering

Teaching

  • CME 342 – Light Construction
  • CME 332 - Mechanical and Electrical Equipment
  • CME 304- Environmental Performance Measures for Buildings
  • CME 305 - Sustainable Energy Systems for Buildings
  • CME 306 - Engineering Materials for Sustainable Construction
  • CME 405 - Building Information Modeling for Construction Managers
  • ERE 596 - Seminar in Deconstruction

Selected Publications

Crovella, P L. and K.G. Gebremedhin. 1990. Analyses of light frame wood truss tension joint stiffness. Forest Products Journal, April 1990, 41-47.

Gebremedhin, K. G. and P. L. Crovella. 1990. Load distribution in metal plate connectors of tension joints in wood trusses. Transactions of the ASAE 34(1):281-7.

Crovella, P. L. and K. G. Gebremedhin. 1988. Improving wood truss design by optimizing metal plate connectors. ASAE Paper no. 88-45117. St. Joseph, MI. 19pp.

Gebremedhin, K. G. and P.L. Crovella. 1990. Analysis of light frame wood truss joints using an elastic foundation model. Proceedings of the International Timber Engineering Conference. Tokyo, Japan. 709-15.


Current Graduate Advisees

James BrownJames Brown
jsbrow05@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: Construction Mgt and Wood Products Engineering
  • Undergraduate Institute: SUNY-ESF (Wood Science)

Links
Web Link

Personal Statement
I am an avid wood worker which is why I was originally drawn to ESF. After completing my Wood Products Engineering degree I found the job market to be less hands-on than I desired so I came back to ESF to study Construction Management. At first I started researching building science and energy conservation but then my interests shifted toward energy production, which is where I discovered the benefits of wind energy and have been researching the topic ever since.

Graduate Research Topic
For the past several months I have been focusing on the constructability of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes. But since the approval of Cape Wind at the end of April I have begun to study varying wind turbine installation techniques.

Favorite Quote
"Worrying is like a rockingchair it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere" -National Lampoon's Van Wilder


Michelle TinnerMichelle Tinner
mbtinner@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: E Sustainable Construction


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