Thursday, December 29, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
Week of December 19, 2005
The construction department at Greater Columbus Habitat for Humanity has thought of our every need as they have even provided us with a porta potty next to our site. I believe there is even a sink next to the toilet in which we can wash up. Thank you Erik!
Friday, December 16, 2005
Week of December 12, 2005
Monday 12/12; Wednesday 12/14; and Friday 12/16 were spent inside our school framing the garage that will be on our site. The framing materials were delivered from Contract Lumber on time Monday and the class split into groups to build the walls. We decided not to break up the walls in to smaller pieces for transportation since we were were able to obtain the services of a truck with a 20' foot capacity. The wall sections are really heavy. We also made provisions to be able to change door openings when on site if the concrete company does not place the openings in the correct locations.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Supplies for the detached garage
I stayed after school, with Kia keeping me company, and wrote out the fax for the lumber order. I had to put the list of materials in order by size (smallest to largest) and also ordered the 150# of nails that we will need. After some serious contemplation of how to word the directions ("turn into the school, turn right at the big multi-colored rock") the fax was ready to be sent.
Hopefully we will get the materials by 1p.m. on Monday, and we will be able to build the garage inside the homebase room on the floordeck. Thanks to Scott's brilliance, the garage will be built in sections that we can make at the school, transport to the site, and fit the sections back together.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Week of December 5, 2005
Thursday, 12/8 We were at school and viewed the videotape by Larry Haun on framing floors which we will be doing after Winter Break. Some students also prepared and faxed an order for the materials take-off for our gargage.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Learning How To Build A Roof
Week of 11/28, Mon., Tues., Fri.
To be able to build a roof, the class learned how to layout cap plates, install trusses, and to apply O.S.B. (oriented strand board) to the trusses to make a roof deck. Our lab is great because it is big enough to build a 24' x 24' house while being inside and warm. The students learned how put up a roof while standing on the floor instead of being eight to twenty feet in the air. The class did very well and they had some very smart "fixes" for some problems that always seem to pop up. The roof was up and down in three double class periods.