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Albena Yordanova

Albena Yordanova, D.T.

Title

Lecturer

Office Building

Solberg Hall

Office

202C

Mailing Address

Solberg Hall 202C
Construction & Operations Management-Box 2223
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Worked in United States and in Bulgaria, the European Union as architectural consultant and university instructor. Taught at South Dakota State University since 2010.

CV

Albena_Yordanova CV-July 2017 .pdf

Education

Doctor of Technology, Emphasis in Sustainable Design & Construction University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S.A.
Master of Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.
Master of Architecture, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria, EU
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria, EU

Academic Interests/Expertise

Sustainable Building Design and Construction

Academic Responsibilities

Lecturer at South Dakota State University, 2010-present: Building Design & Evaluation Concepts; Sustainable Building Systems: Concepts & Analysis; Commercial Building Inspection; Construction Graphics; Construction Materials; Construction Materials Lab; Building Construction Methods & Systems; Advanced Cost Estimating; Engineering Design Graphics I
Instructor at University of Northern Iowa, 2007-2010: Construction Resources, Construction Graphics, Computer-Aided Design and Drafting, Structural Analysis in Construction
Instructor at University of Missouri, 1995-1998: Architectural Drafting and Working Drawings, Fundamentals of Environmental Design

Committee Activities

Faculty Search Committees for Department of Architecture and Department of Construction and Operations Management, South Dakota State University
Accreditation Assessment Committees for Department of Construction and Operations Management, South Dakota State University

Specialty Area

  • Sustainability in Building Design and Construction

Work Experience

2007 StruXture Architects, Waterloo, Iowa. Consultant
2006 Architects, Shiffler Associates, PLC, Des Moines, Iowa. Consultant
2005 Baldwin White Architects, PC, Des Moines, Iowa.
2003-2004 Wetherell Ericsson Architecture, Des Moines, Iowa. Intern Architect
1999-2002 Christner Inc.,St. Louis, Missouri. Intern Architect

Creative Activities

“The Best and not so: Experiences as an Architectural Professional”, Department of Architecture, South Dakota State University October 13, 2015

“A Study of the Building Information Modeling Implementation and Skill Expectations for New Hires”, Presented at the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Conference November 2012

“The economic impact of the construction industry within the state of South Dakota, 4th Ed. (2010) Co-authors: Pannell, P., Nusz Chandler, N., (T. Hall, Ed.)

Area(s) of Research

Sustainable Materials in Construction; Sustainable Buildings Design

Dissertation topic: ”Corn Stover Biochar in Gypsum Board: Empirical Analysis of Thermal Conductivity and Flexural Strength”

Applications of Research

Improving sustainable properties of gypsum board

Department(s)