Paul Crovella | Forest and Natural Resources Management | SUNY-ESF
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Paul CrovellaAssistant Professor

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., Cornell University, 1989

Areas of Study

  • Sustainable construction
  • Mass Timber construction
  • Health and Wellness in Buildings
  • Historic Preservation - Adaptive Reuse
     

Teaching

 

  • CME 304- Environmental Performance Measures for Buildings
  • CME 305 - Sustainable Energy Systems for Buildings
  • CME 306 - Engineering Materials for Sustainable Construction
  • CME 332 - Mechanical and Electrical Equipment
  • CME 342 – Light Construction
  • CME 404 - Applied Structures
  • CME 405 - Building Information Modeling for Construction Managers
  • ERE 596 - Seminar in Deconstruction

Selected Publications

Paul Crovella, William Smith, Jacek Bartczak, Experimental verification of shear analogy approach to predict bending stiffness for softwood and hardwood cross-laminated timber panels, Construction and Building Materials, Volume 229, 2019, 116895, ISSN 0950-0618, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116895 .

Tinner, M., P. Crovella, & P. Rosenbaum (2018) Perceived Importance of Wellness Features at a Cancer Center: Patient and Staff Perspectives.  Health Environments Research & Design Journal, Vol 11, Issue 3, pp. 80 – 93.   https://doi.org/10.1177/1937586718758446

Crovella, P. & Kyanka, G. (2017) A non-destructive method to determine the rotational stiffness of timber frame connections., J Civil Struct Health Monit. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13349-017-0247-2 November 2017, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 627–635

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

Patrick Borges RodriguesPatrick Borges Rodrigues
pborgesr@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: M Construction Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: Universidade Estadual de Santa (Civil Engineering)

Graduate Research Topic
Automatic reconstruction of round pipes as-built models for existing buildings using MATLAB and BIM.

Favorite Quote
"All models are wrong, but some are useful" (George E. P. Box)


Liam EricksonLiam Erickson
lpericks@syr.edu

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

Biidaaban ReinhardtBiidaaban Reinhardt
bmreinha@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: M Sustainable Construction Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: Northern Michigan University (Physics, Native Amer)

Graduate Research Topic
Anishinaabe Ojibwe Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Sourced Sustainable Construction Materials

Tribal Affiliation
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

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Shaghayegh ShahhosseiniShaghayegh Shahhosseini
sshahhos@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Crovella
  • Area of Study: Environmental and Community Land Planning
  • Undergraduate Institution: Iran University of Science and (Architecture Enginee)
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Landscape Architecture)

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PhD Research Topic
Mass Timber Construction: Cross Laminated Timber Fabrication and Standardization

Favorite Quote
"An idea is salvation by imagination" -Frank Lloyd Wright-


Susan ThomasSusan Thomas
sthoma11@syr.edu

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