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Assistant Dir., Design & Construction
Chapter Leadership Committee, CHPA-Pennsylvania Chapter, Conference Committee, Eligible Voter
John Bechtel is the Assistant Director of the Design and Construction Division at Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) and is responsible for contract administration, construction services, renovation services, and various organizational initiatives. Prior to joining OPP, John worked for over a decade with Turner Construction Company where he was involved with the construction management of projects at Penn State, in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, and in the Netherlands. John’s current interests include Integrated Project Delivery, Lean Design and Construction, and Prevention through Design.
John has an undergraduate and graduate degree in Architectural Engineering (AE) from Penn State and is a registered Professional Engineer. He mentors PSU students and is a guest lecturer for the Penn State AE program. John has been the President of the COAA Pennsylvania Chapter since 2010 and is currently the Conference Committee Chairperson.