31st Students in Action

    Cabinets built
by carpentry students at Walkersville High School.
    A beautiful
kitchen is
nearing
completion!
               
    Markell and Ryan installed the last piece of duct...a huge milestone for
the crew!
    A few students
and instuctors pose
in front of their handiwork.
               
    A new
driveway with
a generous donation from F.O. Day!
    Thank you
F.O. Day!
 
               
    Working on
steps and
sitting wall.
    Working on
steps and
sitting wall.
               
    Sod
installation.
    F.O. Day
donated
labor and equipment
to remove the
construction entrance.
               
    Sod
installation.
 
    Sod
installation.
               
    Sod
installation.
    Sod
installation.
               
    Construction Electricity students use
trade math
skills when
centering fixtures.
    Prepping for
sod installation.
               
    Woodworking students at Walkersville H.S. hone their skills.
 
    Student volunteer
on their day off
to make sure everything stays
on schedule.
               
    Landscaping
students and Plumbing/HVAC
students collaborate on ground drainage.
    Landscaping
students work
on ground drainage
and prep for
hardscape and
plant installation.
               
    Digging to
prepare to
waterproof
the areaway.
    Carpentry students
continue work on 
miscellaneous jobs
to get house ready
for inspection.
               
    Thank you, Desmond,
for working
on a Saturday
to pipe-up the
kitchen, second
floor & basement!
Well done!
 
    Finishing
up framing,
plumbing,
electric
and HVAC.
 
               
    Spreading hay
on the freshly
graded front
yard to limit
runoff.
    Framing up
the fireplace.
               
    Installing
bulkheads
and handrail
blocking.
    Inistalling
bulkheads
and handrail
blocking.
               
    The mad skills
of Becca from
Masonry were
enlisted to help
set the tub.
    Installing
bulkheads
and handrail
blocking.
 
               
    North Star
teaches masonry
students how to finish concrete
      Cliff Wolfe
of Topper Construction teaches students how to install
vinyl siding.
               
    Milby Company gives demos on well pump, tank
& controls.
    Great garage door install lesson from Mount Garage Doors.
               
      Thank you Affordable Railings for teaching welding students about railing installation!       Thank you Frank Lawrence & C.R. Semler, Inc. for BAT technology septic system install lesson!
               
    Landscaping students keep
the job site
looking nice!
    Two BHS students shadowed and learned how to bend metal for porch beam.
               
    Thanks to All Around Plbg, Art's Plbg, Crum, Inc., Mettee Plbg, and Reed & Sons Plbg for their expertise!     Brian Noel of Noel Fire Protection, LLC introduces the students to his trade and work philosophy.
               
      North Star teaches
students about
concrete prep
& pour.
      Thank you Ruppert Landscaping
for grading!
               
    Thank you to
J & J Wivell
Construction
& KLS Home
Improvements
for teaching
students how
to install
windows &
doors.
    Much of the
piping and the
pump were
installed as well!
Thanks to
Milby Co. for
donating the
pumping system!
               
    Cutting sub
flooring for
stair landing.
    Electricity students
rough-in the wiring.
               
    Estimating
siding for
the house.
    Carpentry students installing foam sheathing.
               
    Carpentry
students
installing
1st floor
stairs.
    Grandfather comes in to work with grandson on Student House Project.
               
      Awesome professional feedback for students from
Home Show
Builder Olympic carpentry judges.
      Landscaping contest underway in Home Show Builder Olympics!
               
      Filmed in action! WJLATV's Kellye Lynn covering our progress.       Electricity and HVACP students competing in the Home Show Builder Olympics.
               
    TracPipe representative, Mr. Poling, showing the afternoon class the features and ease of installation of CSST.     Thanks to The Joyce Agency for teaching and Thos. Sommerville for hosting the TracPipe certification.
               
      Students
steady
one of
the roofs.
      The 2nd floor & roof systems are craned into place atop 9-ft walls - all built safely on the ground by CTC students!
               
    Carpentry students install walls. The house is taking shape before
their eyes!
    Students raise
the roof - x3! Everyone is excited!
               
      After a year's preparation, the students load the walls they built onto trucks, getting ready for crane week.       Digging & Rigging instruct the students on
crane day!
               
      Mr. Steve Schmidt of Frederick Air swung by the lab to check out the HVAC projects.       Working on their paver installation skills, herringbone style.
               
    Shadowing students trying
out screw gun.
CTC has over
1800 shadows scheduled so far!
    Studying
house project construction drawings.
               
    Roof
construction.
    Roof
construction.
               
    These students volunteered to come out on a Saturday!
 
    Working on
the end of roof
frame unit.
               
    Carpentry students construct the roof on a floor system to be craned in
place after completion.
    Students enjoy constructing
the roof.
               
    It's raining outside, so students work on garage walls in the classroom!
 
    Carpentry students working with shadowing students. Exploring the laser level, palm nailer, screw gun, layout & the house site.
               
      CTC's Cosmetology class stopped by Plumbing/HVAC
to watch presentations
on innovative concepts.
      The HVACP
class learning to fabricate ductwork at the Advanced Service AC & Heating facility.
               
      Nine more students shadowed the CTC Carpentry Program this week!       North Star Foundations instructs on stairway pouring and finishing.
               
      Sheathing roof
truss gables and constructing overhang ladders.
      Students working on second floor system.
               
      Advanced Service AC & Heating advises on geothermal & ductwork options.       Tejon closes up the ductwork seam on the transition fitting.
               
      A productive Saturday morning learning how to install sub-flooring.       Break time at the CTC house site. Carpentry students show off their morning's work.
               
      Students complete stairwell rough opening.       Installing TJI's, squash blocks, & sub-flooring.
               
      Thanks to Grabber Construction Products for providing fasteners and servicing equipment!       TJ, THS & FHS young men & women shadow CTC Carpentry. Installed 1st piece of subfloor!
               
      Bob Hanson of Nutricycle Systems explains to the HVACP students how a composting toilet sustainably works.       The HVACP class visited the Williams' Eco-home made of straw-bales to learn about sustainable systems.
               
      Congrats Yellow Hats from Plumbing & HVAC!  Groundwork passed inspection!       The ultimate assessment - passing under slab plumbing inspection!
               
    Floor system package is delivered, inventory taken. Students layout & check foundation
for square.
    Thank you F.O. Day for backfilling garage and grading at Student House Project!
               
      CTC Carpentry
students start
installing sill plates.
      The Yellow Hats were back on the job laying out the piping for the basement bathroom.
               
      Thank you Stone Shooters for shooting the stone into our CTC Student House foundation.       Unit rise & run factored in with drainage slope & toe kick = areaway stair template.
               
    The yellow hats of the CTC HVAC and Plumbing class were on
the house site today ... the foundation is next.
    Thanks to Keith from North Star for explaining concrete forming to students at the CTC House Project!
               
      Let the project begin!
Students install
31st Student House Project sign on
Yellow Springs Road.
      House Project has begun! CTC students make sure project started off on the
right footer!
               
     

Students
framing
exterior
walls.

      Students
framing
exterior
walls.
               
    Students doing their part to protect the Chesapeake Bay.     Rentals Unlimited
trains CTC students
to use aerial, scissor, and forklifts.
               
    Students
marking
silt fence.
    Students
installing
silt fence.
               
    Lancaster Craftsman Builders guides
CAD students.
    Students
shooting
elevations.
               
    KLS Home Improvement, LLC
tests for rock
on the site.
    KLS Home Improvement, LLC removes a tree
from the site.