You may not see activity OUTSIDE the house, but on the INSIDE?
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Show Dates: Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2017
Working Inside And Out!
Lots going on at the homesite! Construction Electricity students are running conduit so that the future owners can easily install solar panels if they choose. The construction entrance has been removed and the last pallets of sod have been installed. Tidying up before the holday break!
Prepping for Some Curb Appeal!
All-hands-on-deck for Landscaping students as they route the downspouts away from the house and grade the soil in preparation for plant installation. Students will have two full days at the house to install the hardscape steps, patio and
Back To School Means Back To Business!
Summer FLEW by, but students are excited to pick up where they left off. Framing, plumbing, electric and HVAC are all in
Interim Open House Brings High Praises!
As the school year wraps up, the house is completely under roof. Current students brought their friends and parents to an "interim" open house, so they could see their handywork. The compliments were REALLY flowing about the craftsmanship and beauty of the house so far. Even the neighbors stopped by to say how they've enjoyed watching the students' progress!
Local Businesses Come Out Of The Woodwork To Teach Their Trades
Without the support of local businesses, our Student House Project could never succeed. Students are diligently working with these professionals on plumbing and electrical infrastructure. So much behind-the-scenes is involved, and the students are experiencing ALL of it. Such a great opportunity for Frederick County Students!
Spring is SUPER Busy for House Project Students!
Things are really taking shape on Yellow Springs Road! During these early spring months, students competed at the Frederick Home Show "Builder Olympics", the roof was craned into place, AND students were filmed by WJLA-TV!
Check out the segment here http://wjla.com/features/spotlight-on-education/frederick-co-students-benefit-from-housing-construction-program, and be sure to check out the recent photos in the "Students in Action" section!
Winter Weather Doesn't Stop The Progress!
Inclimate weather simply means classroom instruction: Construction drawings are poured-over so that materials
Moving Right Along!
Big shout-out to Plumbing & HVAC students: their groundwork passed inspection with flying colors!
The Footers Are In...Let The Students Begin!
Footers are installed and students should begin working on-site on a regular basis. Landscaping students have stabilized the soil, there is a new construction entrance that allows safe turnaround for school busses, and HVAC students are starting on underslab plumbing. North Star Foundations assisted with site surveying and F.O. Day assisted with excavation.
Ground-Breaking Scheduled for Tuesday, August 18th at 4pm
With much excitement (and hopefully Mother Nature's cooperation), the ground-breaking for the 31st Student House Project will provide a great photo opportunity, as well as a chance to meet CTC instructors and staff, FCSCTF, Inc. Board members, local business contributors, and student representatives. Thank you to The Frederick News Post for the wonderful coverage!
Behind the Scenes Before Summer Break
There is a lot of prep-work before a home can be constructed! Carpentry students are framing exterior walls in the classroom and CAD students are working with Lancaster Craftsmen Builders to fine-tune architectural renderings.
Several behind-the-scenes activites will take place this summer to ensure that the students are able to "dive right in"
at the start of the school year. Rentals Unlimited donated overseeding equipment and Brandenburg Electric donated
a trencher to install the silt fence.
Lot Preparation is Underway!
Preparation for the 31st Student House Project has begun and great business partnerships continue! Fox & Associates surveyed the lot. KLS Home Improvement brought in chainsaws and a loader to remove a tree from the future septic field and to test bore for for rock. Bobcat of Frederick provided the boring equipment. The tree is gone, and test bores did not produce rock!
Check out the "31st Students in Action" section at right for photos!
CAD rendering of 7924 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick, Maryland