Students Build Habitat House on Campus

Students Build Habitat House on Campus

SF Building Construction and Technical Programs has partnered with the City of Gainesville and Habitat for Humanity to build a Habitat house on campus. (Click photo for larger view.) The house is currently being built inside Building O, but will be moved to the permanent home site in Gainesville in mid-April. Students and staff are invited to stop by Building O to view the project in progress before the big move to the Habitat location.

“Once the home has been moved to the permanent site, we anticipate final construction will be completed near the end of April,” said Jane Parkin, Director, Construction and Technical programs.

Construction on the house is being done by students in Professors Fred Hart and Ted Weseman’s Building Construction Techniques classes, Coordinator Justin MacDougall’s Apprenticeship classes, and YouthBuild classes taught by Brian Magness, project manager for the house.

“This is one of the most meaningful projects the Building Construction students have worked on,” said Hart. “Not only are they honing their skills, they are also providing a new home for a needy family.”

For more information, contact Director Jane Parkin, at 395-5361.

For more background, please check out “Construction Students Build a Complete House for a Low-Income Family” – Dec. 6 press release