Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ohio School Students Build Second Modular Home

PIQUA, OH — It was a project a year and a half in the making, a culmination of work by junior and senior students, and in less than an hour it was on the road to its new home on Staunton Street Monday morning.

That project was the 1,992 square foot modular home built by Upper Valley Career Center students. In fact, it was a culmination of classes who took part in this unique project, from carpentry to building and grounds maintenance, electrical trades and HVAC/R. All under the direction of Rick Lenhart, carpentry instructor serving as project manager, who was there from not only the first nail strike but throughout the transportation and setting.

“Coordinating was the hard part,” said Lenhart on what had initially been scheduled for a move on Friday, June 20, but the weather forcing them to wait until Monday, June 23. When Unibilt Industries Inc., of Vandalia, OH met the instructor bright and early on what proved to be a perfect day. Perfect, that is, for moving an estimated 24,000 pounds (each) of modular home from the Duke Industrial Housing Center behind the Upper Valley CC on Looney Road to its permanent location on Staunton Street.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Should this be a model for other factories to expand interest in system built homes while encouraging
interest in various trades by high school or even architectural college programs.