Building Trades students have made great use of this beautiful fall weather getting to work on project house #26. When school started in August we jumped right into saw safety. This process involves demonstrating and lecturing followed up by real world applications of our most commonly used cutting equipment. These lessons immediately proved useful as shortly after we started framing the deck and exterior walls of our most recent project house. As of today we are gearing up for setting our roof trusses. These are the structural components of our roof. The process of setting a roof involves picking individual trusses and setting them where they go with a telehandler. Once our truss is in place we then fasten/brace it until we are finished and can start installing plywood which will lock everything together.
Project House #26 is in its first phase, the rough construction phase. Throughout this year our students will learn rough carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, HVAC, and exterior trim. These are all vital real world job skills that our students learn here in Building Trades.
Project House #26 will be the last GAVC built home in the Deer Ridge subdivision. Once complete it will be a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch with 2,672 square feet of living space on the main level. The basement will be approximately 80% finished with another bedroom including an on suite bath, a half bath for the communal area, wet bar, and plenty of storage.
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