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07-26-2007

Clarkson Student Co-writes Article for College Planning & Management Magazine

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/bradya.jpg.]

Last summer, Brady helped in the renovation of Kirkland Residence Hall, one of the most expensive projects completed in the shortest amount of time in the college's history. Their article outlined the history of the circa 1824 residence hall and the short amount of time in which the project was completed. The new construction upgraded the facility to meet new fire codes and provide access for the disabled. The article also discussed how they dealt with obstacles like asbestos removal, structural problems and a two-week strike.bradya

For the past two summers, Brady has been gaining project management skills while working at Hamilton. His internship experience has helped him gain knowledge to better equip him for his profession after graduation. This summer Brady is assisting in another major project, the renovation and addition of the Kirner-Johnson Residence Hall.

Working with Bill Huggins has given me first-hand experience on the many hats a project manager wears, says Brady. "A project manager must have a complete understanding of a job and willingness to help at every level. The goal is to work together with everyone involved in order to finish a quality project. I have discovered that every day will be different and something that was unplanned and unexpected will almost always happen."

Brady, an interdisciplinary engineering and management major, lives on a dairy farm in Clinton, and is the son of John and Yvonne Brady. He first gained an interest in engineering on the farm, solving building and other problems daily. He also participated in Project Lead the Way at Clinton High School, further sparking his interest in engineering.

Photo caption: Clarkson University student and Hamilton College construction intern Adam Brady in front of Hamilton's Kirner-Johnson Residence Hall. (The payloader in the photo belongs to Fred Burrows Trucking and Excavating. Burrows is a 1988 Clarkson graduate.)

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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