Building Tech/Construction Management
Instructors: Eric Lillibridge and Jon Turner
Paraprofessionals: Bryan Lacy and Josh VanMalsen
Students taking Building Tech/Construction Management will obtain the skills, technical knowledge, and work habits necessary to succeed in the construction industry. Students put classroom knowledge to work through hands-on activities in the lab and at the project house. All aspects of the construction industry are studied including: blueprint reading, framing, roofing, siding, masonry, and basic carpentry skills.
Students learn to safely operate all equipment used and build the cabinets which will be placed in the project house. The project house is usually a large, contemporary home built within close proximity to the Tech Center. One house is built every two years. This is a two-year program and students completing the program will have had the opportunity to participate in the construction of a house.
Students enrolled in Building Tech/Construction Management learn about "green" building practices such as green roofing, insulation, renewable resources, solar panels, pellet mills and stoves, energy consumption audits, and wind power.