Paul Crovella | Forest and Natural Resources Management | SUNY-ESF
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Paul CrovellaInstructor

Paul Crovella

219 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-6839
plcrovella@esf.edu

Education

Ph.D. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2016.
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 G. H. Kyanka 2016, Improving analysis of historic wooden structures through non-destructive testing of connections. Proceedings of the ASCE 2016 Construction Research Congress ,San Juan, Puerto Rico. 8 pp.    

Crovella, P.L. and G.H. Kyanka 2013. Preserving timber structures with nondestructive evaluation of critical joinery. Proceedings of 18th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Symposium. Madison, Wisconsin. 7pp.    

Crovella, P. L. and G. H. Kyanka. 2011. Use of vibration techniques to determine the rotational stiffness of timber joints. Proceedings of the Structural Health Assessment for Timber Structures Conference. Lisbon, Portugal. 12pp.

Crovella, P.L. 2010. A Comparison of Techniques to Measure Commercial Building Infiltration Rates. IAQVEC 2010. Syracuse, NY. 8 pp.

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

Current Graduate Advisees

Colin BraggColin Bragg
cdbragg@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MPS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: SCME Construction Management

Scott GatesScott Gates
slgates@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: Wood Science
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (CM&WPE)

Omar MohammedOmar Mohammed
omohamme@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: M Construction Management

Susan ThomasSusan Thomas
sthoma11@syr.edu

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