Back to School Means Back to Work!
This summer sure was a rainy one. But that didn't stop ABC Supply from donating our shingles and PJ's Roofing from
donating the underlayment, ice shield and installation! We thank them SO much for the support! With the house
protected from the elements, the students are able to start building the interior walls. Check out the "32nd Students
In Action" link at right!
OTHER EXCITING NEWS: The lot for our 33rd House was purchased over the summer. It's located on Fulton Avenue
in Walkersville...be sure to stay tuned for updates!
Prepping for the Summer Months!
Students are busy sheathing the roof to prepare for summer break. Thank you to PJ's Roofing for helping and to Rentals Unlimited for donating the use of all equipment. Plumbing/HVAC students have finished installing the waste pipe throughout the house and have prepped for sinks, etc. Congratulations to our graduating seniors...we hope to see you next May when the house is complete and you can admire your handiwork!
Putting the Puzzle Back Together!
This month, students delivered their pre-built exterior walls to the homesite and reassembled them on the foundation.
An all-day field trip enabled the addition of the garage walls. Roof trusses were delivered, and with the help of
DG Johnson Crane, students were able to assist in setting them. Very exciting "real-world" experiences that will be
invaluable to our program graduates!
Spring is SUPER Busy for House Project Students!
Things are really taking shape during these early spring months! Students have installed a silt fence to protect the surrounding area, and temporary electricity has been hooked up. Students shot grades and laid out the foundation so that footers and concrete can be poured. Structural, LLC delivered the floor system package and students took inventory to ensure all was accounted for. Plumbing/HVAC students installed the underslab plumbing in the basement and it passed inspection with flying colors!
FUN FACT: The entire exterior footprint of the house will be assembled in the over-sized classroom bays at CTC. The walls will then be numbered, disassembled, and transferred to the home site for final assembly.
Ground-Breaking Takes Place!
After much excitement (and Mother Nature's cooperation), the ground-breaking for the 32nd Student House
Project took place on February 26th. Representatives from FCPS, the Career & Technology Center, the
Frederick County Board of Education, and the City of Frederick, as well as several local business contributors
were in attendance to mark the occasion.
They Build It In The Classroom?
Well, part of it, anyway! The entire floorplan has been laid-out in the classroom shop. Students have been
constructing the exterior walls, which will later be moved to the home site. All Student House Project students
are refining their skills and learning how important math is in the REAL world!
Winter Weather Doesn't Stop The Progress!
Inclimate weather simply means classroom instruction: Construction drawings are poured-over so that
materials can be estimated and ordered; safety and certification requirements are studied; and tool usage is
honed. The site has been prepped, trees have been removed, and the students are learning about surveying
and septic fields!
Pre-Construction Instruction Is Underway!
Early stages of lot preparation are taking place in the classroom. As always, the students learn from THE BEST
in the industry...and we are continually looking for expertise from local building industry professionals. If you are
interested in sharing your knowledge and/or resourses with this great group of students, please contact us at
240-236-8500.You never know...you might just be mentoring a future employee!
Check out the "32nd Students in Action" section at right for photos!