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IFMA Houston's 2020 Scholarship recipients

Cailyn poschner

CONESTOGA COLLEGE

GRADUATE

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE & FACILITY MANAGEMENT

I have recently graduated from Conestoga College with a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Architecture Project and Facility Management. This unique program has given me knowledge of the entire architectural process and the benefits of integrated design. In my 3 co-op terms, I have gained experience as a Facility Coordinator where I worked in a fast-paced team environment to manage renovation projects, and day to day operations. I have also worked in Project Coordinator and Architectural Technologist positions on residential builds. I am passionate about sustainable design and the impact that the built form has on human health, productivity and well-being. I am extremely honoured to receive the IFMA foundation scholarship award and look forward to the networking opportunities that this community provides.

 

Jeffrey feghaly

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

PH.D. Student

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

Jeffrey Feghaly is studying the application of alternative project delivery methods for water infrastructure, working closely with tens of public water utilities and supporting the delivery of their treatment plant facilities during the pursuit of his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering at Arizona State University. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Jeffrey obtained his Masters of Science in Construction Management from Arizona State University in 2018 and his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2015. Over the years, Jeffrey's research work has been nationally recognized and he has received numerous awards such as the first-place award for the 2019 North American Society for Trenchless Technology Student Research Poster Competition and Finalist Award at the American Society of Civil Engineers Construction Research Congress 2020 Student Research Poster Competition. Jeffrey has also published his research findings in reputable international journals, conference proceedings, and national reports, such as the Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice and Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Prior to pursuing his graduate education, Jeffrey obtained extensive project management experience in multi-hundred-million USD complex industrial facilities in the Middle East undertaking alternative project delivery approaches, particularly using Construction Management at Risk and Design-Build.