In the Community
2006 Student Structures ProjectIn 2006, 17 Quinte Seconday School students worked with the skilled trades people and sub contractors of Stinson Builders to build a 1,421 square foot home located at Lot 10, Boyce Court. Below is a pictorial review of the project from start to finish.
Ground breaking - September 18, 2006
Building Progress - October 5, 2006
Building progress - November 2, 2006
The construction is progressing well, although the inclement weather conditions have delayed the project by at least a week. They are currently assembling the truss system in preparation for the roof construction. In the words of one of the participating students, "It is like a big puzzle that we need to put together".
The students were also explaining the emphasis that is put on safety. Safety Infraction Cards are issued by supervisors. If a student receives two in a week period, they are suspended from the job site, kind of like a "time out".
Building progress - November 22, 2006
Building progress - November 29, 2006
After seemingly weeks of inclement weather delays, the students have been fortunate to enjoy some unseasonably pleasant working conditions. The roofing project is now completed with the help and guidance of Chris Lamer from Lamer General Contracting & Roofing. Chris donated his time and talents to teach the students the tricks of his trade.
Many projects are currently underway. Windows are in, doors are being installed and plumbing is being roughed in. Things are moving along very quickly, keeping the project ahead of schedule.
Building Progress - January 11, 2007
The students have had a very busy few weeks preparing for the upcoming Open House, taking place Friday, January 19th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
Students have had the opportunity to observe and work with professionals in the industry learning "tricks of the trade" during the many stages of construction. With regards to drywall installation and preparation, this home boasts trends and techniques in both design and finishing details. For instance, rounded corners, although more difficult to install and finish, add an appeal for homeowners in both appearance and maintenance.
The outside decking is currently being completed, with the students undertaking every facet of its construction, from the support structure, to the finished product.
It was a general consensus when speaking with the students, that their favourite part of this learning experience is "using the power tools".
Open House - January 19, 2007
An "Open House" was held Friday, January 19th, 2007. Students participating in the Student Structures program were able to showcase their efforts to Board officials, Quinte Secondary School faculty members, parents and visitors. Congratulations to all for a job very well done.
Project Completed - May 30th, 2007
Friday, May 25th, 2007 was a day of celebration for everyone that had been involved in this program from it's beginning in the fall of 2006. Recently the house was sold, with the new owner very pleased in the knowledge that the house is extremely well built. The students did a terrific job, and according to Paul Stinson, Stinson Builders Ltd., the house is very structurally sound with many, many nails.
The Student Structures program was presented with a donation from Stinson Builders Ltd. of $5,000 and a matching donation from the Quinte Home Builders' Assocation. The Learning Foundation will donate $5,000 to Quinte Secondary School, with the remainder available to other area secondary schools to encourage similar programs.
Congratulations on a job well done!!
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