Newsmaker: David Linamen
Noteworthy: Linamen leads a design team that won a National Recognition Award at the American Council of Engineering Companies' 2013 Engineering Excellence Awards. The Butler City-based team designed Cornell University's Physical Sciences Building using top-of-the-line standards for sustainable design, according to Stantec.
Residence: Butler Township
Occupation: Linamen is a vice president at Stantec, which is headquartered in Edmonton. He leads the company's Mid-Atlantic region engineering team out of the company's Butler office and is the mechanical technical lead for the company's building division.
Education: Linamen received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1975 from General Motors Institute, which is now Kettering University in Michigan. He also did post-graduate research in engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, he said.
Background: Linamen moved back to the Pittsburgh area in 1979. He was the lead engineer on the David L Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.
Quote: “The award was kind of secondary. The building is one of the top buildings on the Cornell campus. ... This is a really striking building that also happens to perform exceptionally. A lot of it is just clever, creative design. We understood how the building used energy and came up with clever ways to reduce it.”
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Tumors limit Middlesex boy’s eyesight but not his love of newspapers
- Energy company addresses Mars parent group’s requests
- Moraine Camplands manager accused of theft
- Couple chooses pet pig over home in Cranberry