NFSB.ME
start-dates

Gaze into your future...

Click here for program start dates

student-for-a-day

Not sure
what's
for you?

Be a "student for a day"

Walls are flying !

The students of the Carpentry program have been hard at work on the “Our House” project; a collaborative project-based enrichment opportunity that involves partners such as Habitat for Humanity, The Village of Ormstown, Eco Habitation Quebec and many other sponsors.

There is so much to talk about on this project, but this article is about the “flying walls”!

Students were able to construct portions of the home in preparation for the build, and we used a movable crane called a “gantry” to float the larger portions into place.

Here the wall is being lifted by the gantry:

Here the wall is being lifted by the gantry

 

…then it is “stored” out of the way until it is needed – just hanging around…:

…then it is “stored” out of the way until it is needed – just hanging around…

 

…then it is walked down the length of the building to its resting place:

…then it is walked down the length of the building to its resting place

 

…then it is walked down the length of the building to its resting place:

…then it is walked down the length of the building to its resting place

 

…and finally attached as the end wall of the structure:

…and finally attached as the end wall of the structure.

 

 

The Our House project is a great way for students to learn new techniques, discover new solutions and to build on their learning in our Carpentry program. This while successfully participating in their regular classes and working on a project to construct a quality home to be donated to Habitat for Humanity that meets and exceeds standards and strives to be certified at the highest level of LEED certification!!

What a great way to invest in your personal growth and professional education!

John Hodges, Carpentry Teacher @ CVCEC