Richard L. Silliman Distinguished Professor of Estimating, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Head, Construction Management
Office: Dana 146B
Professor Peschel brings more than 15 years of construction experience to the classroom. That experience includes almost 10 years of extensive experience as estimator and chief estimator. In addition to estimating experience, he has construction project management experience in the areas of cost control, scheduling and contract administration. Peschel also has five years of field experience in the construction industry working as a carpenter, concrete laborer/finisher, as well as a general laborer in residential, commercial and utility construction.
To stay current with the industry and provide real world context/information in the classroom, Professor Peschel performs construction related consulting for owners and architects. His main area of focus is preconstruction services; conceptual cost estimating, value engineering, constructability review and bid solicitation. A recent project with the Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho consisted of a feasibility study that included a business plan, site analysis, spatial and programatic analysis, value engineering, sustainability review and conceptual estimating services.
In April 2017, Peschel was named the recipient of the Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award at the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture convocation. The Reid Miller award is designed to honor Reid Miller for his long and distinguished career in the college as both a faculty member and as its dean. The award recognizes Dr. Miller’s strong commitment to the quality of teaching in the college. Peschel was nominated along with four other non-tenured track faculty, one from each of the schools/departments within the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.
Master of Business Administration from Wayne State College, 2004
BS in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997
School of Design + Construction
Washington State University
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