The Construction Laboratory is equipped with high-tech machines such as: Table Saw, Band Saw, Planer/jointer, and a Radial Arm Saw. These pieces of equipment will be used to give students hands-on experiences in residential house construction and cabinet-making. Students will learn the proper use and care of high-tech power equipment and understand appropriate use of construction materials in the industry. Students will learn basic house wiring and HVAC installation in residential structures. In addition, students will be trained to produce scaled models of residential and commercial structures.
Students majoring in Construction Technology will receive state-of-the-art training in construction processes and procedures demonstrated in this laboratory. Students will receive coursework in construction materials and methods, framing principles, models and presentations, and concrete technology. The Department encourages students to take advantage of co-op and internship opportunities to obtain experience prior to graduation. Graduates are expected to seek management-oriented positions in high-tech manufacturing environments such as construction project managers, estimators, and inspectors.
Students trained in the construction laboratory will be prepared to produce physical presentations of structures approved through appropriate research. The construction laboratory will serve to enhance research opportunities initiated within the Department of Industrial Technology.