Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction 

Tradition and innovation at the heart of Maine building practices.

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Image Courtesy of Maine Mountain Timber Frames*New* The Sustainable Construction program now offers two different one year certificates designed for those who are eager to jump right in to entry level positions or as a direct pathway toward the Associate in Applied Science degree. Students may choose to earn either the certificate in Framing and Craftsmanship or the Carpentry and Building Science certificate.

The two-year Sustainable Construction program takes students from start to finish in the design/build process and combines conventional stick framing and the millennia-old craft of timber frame joinery with the latest in building systems technology. Valued skills in communication, applied math, and critical thinking are developed in tandem with practical introductions to trades like welding, plumbing, weatherization, and more. Students will take specialized courses during the second year in both finish carpentry and architectural restoration.

The coursework provides students with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills needed to pursue employment across many areas of the construction industry including carpentry, project management, design, building inspection, and renewable energy installation. The two-year program is designed to fast track graduates to leadership positions from construction supervisor to business owner.

 

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PROGRAM MISSION
To prepare students to be lifelong learners and help them achieve various professional and personal goals that may arise over a lifetime. Upon graduation, students will be poised to enter the workforce as entry-level craftsmen, builders, and technicians or transfer to other college and university programs. Our graduates will develop as skilled professionals who value both tradition and innovation at the heart of sustainable building practices today, and who actively participate in reinvigorating Maine's construction industry.

EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of the Sustainable Construction program, a graduate is expected to:

  • Practice the skills of the profession in a conscientious, responsible, and accountable manner while recognizing the need to continue to expand their technical knowledge and skills.
  • Communicate effectively while listening and responding appropriately to a variety of building construction situations.
  • Think critically and use their acquired skills to solve problems encountered in a building construction environment.

 

CRITERIA FOR GRADUATION


Year One

Semester I (Fall)

Code

Course

Hours

Total Hours

MAT 114

Technical Math

3

 

 

15

SDB 101*

Tool Use, Maintenance, and Safety with OSHA 10 (MAT 114, SDB 102 or SDB 103)

3

SDB 108*

CAD Drafting and Blueprint Reading (MAT 114, SDB 102 or SDB 103)

3

SDB 102*

Timber Frame Craftsmanship I (MAT 114, SDB 101)

3

SDB 103*

Stick Framing and Building Concepts I (MAT 114, SDB 101)

3

Semester II (Spring)

ENG 108

Technical Writing

3

 

 

15

SDB 105*

3D Modeling for Construction (SDB 102, SDB 103, SDB 106)

3

HIS 205

Architectural Style and Construction in New England

3

SDB 104*

Timber Frame Craftsmanship II (SDB 102)

3

SDB 107*

Stick Framing and Building Concepts II (SDB 103)

3

Year Two

Semester III (Fall)

SDB 203*

Building Materials and Engineering (SDB 102, SDB 103)

3

 

 

 

16

SDB 207 *

Finish Carpentry (SDB 107)

2

SDB 211*

Restoration Carpentry (SDB 104)

2

COM 105

Interpersonal Communication

3

XXX YYY

Social Science Elective

3

WSC 110

Wood Science 

3

Semester IV (Spring)

SDB 204*

Building Systems I (SDB 102, SDB 103)

5

 

 

14

SDB 205*

Building Systems II (SDB 204)

5

SDB 209*

Construction Supervisor and Business Basics

3

SDB 210*

Green Building Codes, Standards and Certification Programs

1

TOTAL HOURS

60

(XXX YYY) indicates a pre or co-requisite

Criteria for Graduation
Students must complete 60 credits in the Sustainable Construction program and achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all core courses (*). Students must achieve a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Kennebec Valley Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer.

One Year Certificate in Framing and Craftsmanship Option

The certificate in Framing and Craftsmanship is designed to prepare students for entry level positions as a versatile carpenter in the residential stick framing and/or timber framing field. Fundamental skillsets are developed in tool use and safety along with introductions to drafting and modeling. An architectural history course will familiarize students with building types and materials typically encountered in New England.

Certificate

Semester I (Fall)

Code

Course

Hours

Total Hours

MAT 114

Technical Math

3

 

 

 

15

SDB 101*

Tool Use, Maintenance, and Safety with OSHA 10 (MAT 114, SDB 102 or SDB 103)

3

SDB 108*

CAD Drafting and Blueprint Reading (MAT 114, SDB 102 or SDB 103)

3

SDB 102*

Timber Frame Craftsmanship I (MAT 114, SDB 101)

3

SDB 103*

Stick Framing and Building Concepts I (MAT 114, SDB 101)

3

Semester II (Spring)

ENG 108

Technical Writing

3

 

 

15

SDB 105*

3D Modeling for Construction (SDB 102, SDB 103, SDB 108)

3

HIS 205

Architectural Style and Construction in New England

3

SDB 104*

Timber Frame Craftsmanship II (SDB 102)

3

SDB 107*

Stick Framing and Building Concepts II (SDB 103)

3

TOTAL HOURS

30

(XXX YYY) indicates a pre or co-requisite

Criteria for Graduation
Students must complete 30 credits in this Sustainable Construction certificate program and achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all core courses (*). Students must achieve a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.

 

One Year Certificate in Carpentry and Building Science Option

The Certificate in Carpentry and Building Science is designed to prepare students for positions of leadership in building construction with the choice to focus on stick building or timber framing in the second semester. Coursework will examine the various mechanical and renewable energy systems found in a building along with the latest materials and methods used in a high performance building envelope. Students also will receive training in project management and small business entrepreneurship.

Certificate

Semester I (Fall)

Code

Course

Hours

Total Hours

MAT 114

Technical Math

3

 

 

 

15

SDB 101*

Tool Use, Maintenance, and Safety with OSHA 10 (MAT 114, SDB 102 or SDB 103)

3

SDB 108*

CAD Drafting and Blueprint Reading (MAT 114, SDB 102 or SDB 103)

3

SDB 102*

Timber Frame Craftsmanship I (MAT 114, SDB 101)

3

SDB 103*

Stick Framing and Building Concepts I (MAT 114, SDB 101)

3

Semester II (Spring)

SDB 104*

Timber Frame Craftsmanship II (SDB 102)

3

 

 

 

16

                                         OR

SDB 107*

Stick Framing and Building Concepts II (SDB 103)

3

SDB 204*

Building Systems I (SDB 102 and SDB 103)

5

SDB 205*

Building Systems II (SDB 204)

5

SDB 209*

Construction Supervisor and Business Basics

3

TOTAL HOURS

31

(XXX YYY) indicates a pre or co-requisite

Criteria for Graduation
Students must complete 31 credits in this Sustainable Construction certificate program and achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all core courses (*). Students must achieve a final GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Kennebec Valley Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and employer

Made up of area employers, industry leaders, and community members, the Sustainable Construction Program Advisory Committee’s primary purpose is to help the College ensure that the program is relevant to the community, addresses current industry standards, meets workforce needs, and has appropriate resources to support high quality student outcomes. To accomplish this purpose, the advisory committee focuses on the specific functions of program development, curriculum review, program evaluation, instructor guidance, student recruitment, retention, and placement.

 

Below you will find:

  • A list of current advisory committee members
  • Agendas from current and past meetings
  • Minutes from past meetings
  • Advisory Committee By-Laws

 

Sustainable Construction Program

 Advisory Committee

 

Bjarki Gunnarsson, Owner
The Wood Mill of Maine
1386 Mercer Road
Mercer, ME 04957
207.517.2145
contact@thewoodmillofmaine.com
Dean Dolham, President
Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 1972
Waterville, ME 04903
207.465.7764
dean.Dolham@sappi.com
Kim Lindlof, President and CEO
Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
50 Elm Street
Waterville, ME 04901
207.873.3315
kimberly@midmainechamber.com
Andrew Soule, Instructor
Somerset Career and Technical Center
61 Academy Circle
Skowhegan, ME
207.474.2151 ext. 4510
asoule@msad54.org
Ashley Richards, Executive Officer
Homebuilders and Remodelers Association
P.O. Box 352
Brunswick, ME 04011
207.622.7792
ash@hbrame.org
Matt Miller, Project Manager, Structural Engineer
M2 Structural Engineering
23 Thornbury Way
Windham, ME
207.892.0983
matt@m2se.com
Hans Albee, Engineer and Solar Designer
Revision Energy
91 West Main Street
Liberty, ME 04949
207.589.4171
hans@revisionenergy.com
Nicole Rogers, Architect
SMRT Architects
144 Fore Street
Portland, ME
877.700.7678
nrogers@smrtinc.com
Ken Coville, President
Good Will-Hinckley
16 Prescott Drive
Hinckley, ME 04944
Office: 207-238-4001
Cell: 
207-314-2601 
kcoville@gwh.org
Mark Champagne, Instructor
Mid-Maine Technical Center
3 Brooklyn Avenue
Waterville, ME 04901
207.649.0437
champagne@mmtc.me
Christi Mitchell, Associate Director
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
55 Capitol Street
Augusta, ME 04333
207.287-3811
christi.mitchell@maine.gov
Katherine Carlson, Owner
Maine Mountain Timber Frames
1106 Rangeley Road
Avon, ME
207.491-7203
mainemountainframes@gmail.com
Ellen Gibson, Director
Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead
2 Litchfield Road
Hallowell, ME 04347
207.622.9831
ellengibson@vaughanhomestead.org
Tom Twist, Sustainability Manager
Bates College
147 Russell Street 
Lewiston, ME 04240
207.786-8367
ttwist@bates.edu
Amy Hinkley, Lecturer in Architecture
Interim Program Co-Coordinator
University of Maine at Augusta
Handley Hall, 331 Water Street
Augusta, Maine 04330
207.621-3095
Amy.hinkley.architect@gmail.com
Beth Fisher
Chair, Maine STEM Council
President-Elect,
Maine Administrators of Career & Technical Education
Director, Mid-Coast School of Technology
1 Main St. Rockland, ME 04841
207.594.2161 
bfisher@mcst8.org
Dan Kolbert, Owner
Kolbert Building
90 Gray Street
Portland, ME 04102
207.799.8799
Dan@KolbertBuilding.com
 

 

 

Past and Current Agendas

Past Meeting Minutes 


Spring 2017



May 2017

 

November 2016

 

November 2016

 

 

Advisory Committee By-Laws

 

 

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A cornerstone of this curriculum is our emphasis on sustainability and the need to raise design/build standards throughout Maine and New England. Definitions of “sustainability” or “green,” however, are often broad and varied as they relate to building design and construction.

Our faculty do not prescribe any singular definition of “sustainability” or “green building,” nor do we push the highest possible standards of building performance. Our program simply reinforces the importance of considering a structure's lifespan through smart design, structural integrity, and historic preservation or re-use.

Multiple standards and models exist in the building world in order to ensure occupant health and safety as well as the affordability and environmental impact of the structure itself. The most basic system is the building code, not universally enforced and with only two grades – it either passes or it doesn’t. Other rating systems and certifications are voluntary, and while they remind us of important design/build considerations, they are often too rigorous, complicated, and expensive for the general public to adopt.

Our students are challenged to think about how buildings in New England can be constructed at a higher but achievable level of quality and energy efficiency.

The value of sourcing materials locally, designing a tight, energy efficient building envelope, and generating renewable energy are all practically examined throughout the program. All of this is put into the context of the American building and carpentry tradition through the Architectural Style and Construction in New England course. 

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What Sustainable Construction professionals do:
Conventional construction, timber framing, or green building
Finish carpentry and historic restoration carpentry
Design and drafting in architecture or engineering firms
Installation of renewable energy and weatherization

Students will learn about:
Power/hand tool use and shop safety
Building trades, systems, and the thermal envelope
Architectural history and restoration
Small business planning and project management
Builder’s engineering, material technology, and green code
Blueprint reading, drafting, and 3D modeling

Sustainable Construction graduates work in/on:
Contracting firms on a project management or design path
Small timber frame or conventional construction businesses
Housing non-profits and building inspection agencies
Renewable energy and weatherization services

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Certifications and Training in the program may include:

  • OSHA10 Card (SDB 101)
  • 1stAid, CPR, and AED Heartsaver Certification (SDB 101)
  • Preparation for NOCTI Carpentry Basic Examination (SDB 103/107)
  • NCCCO Signalperson and Qualified Rigger I Certification (SDB 104)
  • Renovation, Repair, and Painting Initial Lead Safety Certification (SDB 211)
  • Credits towards NABCEP Entry Level Solar Photovoltaic Certificate (SDB 205)
  • HBI Residential Construction Supervisor Designation (SDB 209)
  • Approved Timber Framers Guild Apprenticeship Hours (All SDB Courses)
  • Preparation for the LEED Green Associate Accreditation Exam (SDB210)

 

Many of our skills standards are derived from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and our curriculum and assessments are based on the NAHB’s Residential Construction Academy (RCA) textbooks published by the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the educational arm of the NAHB.

Sustainable Construction Required Tools

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The tools listed below are required, but the brands and models are suggestions only with average prices. All students must be in possession of these tools by the end of the second week of classes. Please contact your advisor well in advance of the semester if financial aid will be used. Emergency advances may be available to pay for required materials such as textbooks and tools.

 

Required Tools for Sustainable Construction Associate's Degree Year 1 and Framing and Craftsmanship Certificate:

COURSE

TOOL

BRAND/MODEL

PRICE

All Labs /General Kit

Steel Toe Footwear

Selected by Student

$100.00

All Labs /General Kit

Safety Glasses

Crews SS110 Stratos

$2.00

All Labs /General Kit

Hard Hat

3M # 70071578002

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Hearing Protection

Safety Works Ear Plugs

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Knee Pads

McGuire--Nicholas

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Tool Bag

Husky GP-44448EN13

$30.00

All Labs /General Kit

Tool Belt

McGuire--Nicholas 1DM-495-2

$25.00

All Labs /General Kit

Clipboard

OIC 83506/83219

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Pencils

Dixon Ticonderoga 13882 / 12 #2 Wood Pencils

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Pencil Erasers

Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers

$2.00

All Labs /General Kit

Pencil Sharpener

Staedtler 2 Hole Metal Pencil Sharpener

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Calculator

Calculated Industries Measure Master Pro 4020

$30.00

All Labs /General Kit

Tape Measure

Stanley 33-425D / 25' Power Lock Tape Measure

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Carpenter's Square

Stanley 45-300 / 24" Aluminum

$12.00

All Labs /General Kit

Combination Square

Stanley 46-012 / 12"

$5.00

All Labs /General Kit

Speed Square

Irwin 1794465 / 12" Aluminum

$20.00

All Labs /General Kit

Bevel Gauge

Johnson 1913-1000 / 10" Aluminum

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Plumb Bob

Stanley 47-973 8 oz.

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Chalk Line

Stanley 47-099 

$8.00

All Labs /General Kit

Torpedo Level

Empire True Blue 9 in. Professional Torpedo Level

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Utility Knife

HDX Retractable

$2.00

SDB 101/103/107

Hammer

Husky 16 oz. Fiberglass Claw Hammer

$10.00

SDB 101/103/107

6 in 1 Screwdriver

URREA 6-In-1 1/4 in. Flat, Phillips, Hex Tips

$6.00

SDB 101/103/107

Adjustable Wrenches

Crescent 6 in. and 10 in. Adjustable Wrench Set

$20.00

SDB 101/103/107

Nail Set of 3

Stanley 58-930 Color Coded

$8.00

SDB 101/103/107

Cat's Paw Nail Puller/Pry Bar

Stanley 55-513  Claw Bar

$16.00

SDB 101/103/107

Flat Bar Nail Puller/Pry Bar 

Stanley 55-515 12.75"

$9.00

SDB 101/103/107

Ripping Bar

Stanley 55-130 

$11.00

SDB 101/103/107

Wood Chisels

Stanley 16-971

$60.00

SDB 102/104

Long Framing Chisel

Robert Sorby 285 1.5" Framing Chisel (Long)

$99.00

SDB 102/104

Short Bench Chisels

Irwin Blue Chip Marples 1”, 1.5", 2”

$60.00

SDB 102/104

Framing Mallet

Garland 41002 1.5 lbs Solid-Head Hammer

$55.00

SDB 102/104

Pull Hand Saw 15” and 18”

Shark 33-2318 / 18" Pull Carpentry Saw ; 15” Irwin Pull Saw

$60.00

SDB 107

Tin Snips

Stanley FMHT 73561 and 73563

$18.00

SDB 107

Drywall Taping Knife Flat

Hyde Flexible

$15.00

SDB 107

Drywall Taping Knife Angled

Versa Trowel

$20.00

SDB 107

Caulking Guns 

Newborn Model 102 and 125 

$25.00

SDB 107

Drywall Square

Johnson JTS48 48”

$15.00

SDB 107

Putty Knives

Hyde #01040 and #01340

$20.00

SDB 107

Hacksaw

Stanley STHT20138

$7.00

   

Total Cost

$840.00


Required Tools for Sustainable Construction Associate's Degree Year 2:

TOOL

TOOL

 BRAND/MODEL

PRICE

SDB 207

Coping Saw

Irwin Premium Coping Saw

$8.00

SDB 211

N100 Safety Mask

3M 8233

$17.00

SDB 211

Disposable Coverall Suit

Tyvek Zip Coverall with Hood, Elastic Wrist with Booties

$7.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut Resistant 100% Kevlar Heavy Weight

$9.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Multi Meter Kit

Klein Tools Electrical Test Kit

$36.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Wire Strippers

Kurve Dual Non-Metallic Cable Stripper/Cutter

$23.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Screw Driver Set

Husky Screwdriver Set (10-Piece)

$20.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Linesman Pliers

Husky 9 in. Linesman Pliers

$12.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Safety Goggles

3M Tekk Protection Clear Chemical Splash

$3.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Butyl Gloves

Zoro Chemical Resistant

$4.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Construction Level

Empire True Blue 24 in. Magnetic I-Beam Level

$20.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Pump Pliers

Klein Tools 12 in. Pump Pliers

$25.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Tubing Cutter

RIDGID 101 Tubing Cutter

$21.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Nut Driver Set

SAE Nut Driver Set (7-Piece)

$16.00

SDB 204: Foundations

Masonry Gloves

Galeton Economy Mason Gloves

$9.00

   

  Total Cost

$230.00


Required Tools for Carpentry and Building Science Certificate:

COURSE

TOOL

BRAND/MODEL

PRICE

All Labs /General Kit

Steel Toe Footwear

Selected by Student

$100.00

All Labs /General Kit

Safety Glasses

Crews SS110 Stratos

$2.00

All Labs /General Kit

Hard Hat

3M # 70071578002

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Hearing Protection

Safety Works Ear Plugs

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Knee Pads

McGuire--Nicholas

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Tool Bag

Husky GP-44448EN13

$30.00

All Labs /General Kit

Tool Belt

McGuire--Nicholas 1DM-495-2

$25.00

All Labs /General Kit

Clipboard

OIC 83506/83219

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Pencils

Dixon Ticonderoga 13882 / 12 #2 Wood Pencils

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Pencil Erasers

Mate Pink Pearl Premium Erasers

$2.00

All Labs /General Kit

Pencil Sharpener

Staedtler 2 Hole Metal Pencil Sharpener

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Calculator

Calculated Industries Measure Master Pro 4020

$30.00

All Labs /General Kit

Tape Measure

Stanley 33-425D / 25' Power Lock Tape Measure

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Carpenter's Square

Stanley 45-300 / 24" Aluminum

$12.00

All Labs /General Kit

Combination Square

Stanley 46-012 / 12"

$5.00

All Labs /General Kit

Speed Square

Irwin 1794465 / 12" Aluminum

$20.00

All Labs /General Kit

Bevel Gauge

Johnson 1913-1000 / 10" Aluminum

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Plumb Bob

Stanley 47-973 8 oz.

$4.00

All Labs /General Kit

Chalk Line

Stanley 47-099 

$8.00

All Labs /General Kit

Torpedo Level

Empire True Blue 9 in. Professional Torpedo Level

$10.00

All Labs /General Kit

Utility Knife

HDX Retractable

$2.00

SDB 101/103/107

Hammer

Husky 16 oz. Fiberglass Claw Hammer

$10.00

SDB 101/103/107

6 in 1 Screwdriver

URREA 6-In-1 1/4 in. Flat, Phillips, Hex Tips

$6.00

SDB 101/103/107

Adjustable Wrenches

Crescent 6 in. and 10 in. Adjustable Wrench Set

$20.00

SDB 101/103/107

Nail Set of 3

Stanley 58-930 Color Coded

$8.00

SDB 101/103/107

Cat's Paw Nail Puller/Pry Bar

Stanley 55-513  Claw Bar

$16.00

SDB 101/103/107

Flat Bar Nail Puller/Pry Bar 

Stanley 55-515 12.75"

$9.00

SDB 101/103/107

Ripping Bar

Stanley 55-130 

$11.00

SDB 101/103/107

Wood Chisels

Stanley 16-971

$60.00

SDB 102/104

Long Framing Chisel

Robert Sorby 285 1.5" Framing Chisel (Long)

$99.00

SDB 102/104

Short Bench Chisels

Irwin Blue Chip Marples 1”, 1.5", 2”

$60.00

SDB 102/104

Framing Mallet

Garland 41002 1.5 lbs Solid-Head Hammer

$55.00

SDB 102/104

Pull Hand Saws

Shark 33-2318 / 18" Pull Carpentry Saw ; 15” Irwin Pull Saw

$60.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut Resistant 100% Kevlar Heavy Weight

$9.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Multi Meter Kit

Klein Tools Electrical Test Kit

$36.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Wire Strippers

Kurve Dual Non-Metallic Cable Stripper/Cutter

$23.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Screw Driver Set

Husky Screwdriver Set (10-Piece)

$20.00

SDB 204: Electrical

Linesman Pliers

Husky 9 in. Linesman Pliers

$12.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Safety Goggles

3M Tekk Protection Clear Chemical Splash

$3.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Butyl Gloves

Zoro Chemical Resistant

$4.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Construction Level

Empire True Blue 24 in. Magnetic I-Beam Level

$20.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Pump Pliers

Klein Tools 12 in. Pump Pliers

$25.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Tubing Cutter

RIDGID 101 Tubing Cutter

$21.00

SDB 204: Plumbing

Nut Driver Set

SAE Nut Driver Set (7-Piece)

$16.00

SDB 204: Foundations

Masonry Gloves

Galeton Economy Mason Gloves

$9.00

   

Total  Cost

$918.00


Required Tools for Carpentry and Building Science Certificate 
with Stick Framing Track:

COURSE

TOOL

BRAND/MODEL

PRICE

SDB 107

Tin Snips

Stanley FMHT 73561 and 73563

$18.00

SDB 107

Drywall Taping Knife Angled

Versa Trowel

$20.00

SDB 107

Caulking Guns 

Newborn Model 102 and 125 

$25.00

SDB 107

Drywall Square

Johnson JTS48 48”

$15.00

SDB 107

Putty Knives

Hyde #01040 and #01340

$20.00

SDB 107

Drywall Taping Knife Angled

Versa Trowel

$20.00

SDB 107

Hacksaw

Stanley STHT20138

$7.00

   

  Total Cost

$120.00

In conjunction with KVCC's Institute of Workforce Training and Professional Development, the Sustainable Construction program offers community workshops for professional development and personal enrichment. Click here to see the 2017-2018 schedule.Sign-up today or contact Karen Delile for more information…

Call 207.453.5083
Email workforce@kvcc.me.edu

 

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Timber Frame Pergola Workshop                    May 21 – 25, 2018, $575

Join us for an introduction to timber framing. Learn a basic knowledge of timber frame joinery, care and use of hand tools and sharpening methods while you learn to build and raise a timber frame pergola. Students will lay out joints on timbers, cut, and shape joints using saws, and learn rule of thumb techniques for joinery.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Pergola

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“Build a Small Timber Frame House.” Small House Workshop Series: Part 1         June 18 - 22, 2018, $1,500

Learn to build a small house through the millennia old craft of timber framing. Students will focus on layout, cutting, joinery, and raising a timber frame. Students will learn the “square rule” method, gain confidence with hand tools, and learn some modern advantages of power tools. This is Part 1 of a Small House Workshops Series to see the structure from start to completion.

Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Small House Construction

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Set Construction Training for Beginners                      July 16-23, 2018, $1,450         

Learn the basics of set construction for film, television, theater, and commercial work in this hands on two-week workshop led by Master Carpenter and IATSE Local 481 union representative, Eric Matheson. With over 80 feature films under his belt including The Crucible, The Cider House Rules, Empire Falls, and R.I.P.D., Eric will guide students through a practical introduction to the basic duties of the set construction department. Along the way, students will explore industry terminology, best practices, the role of different departments on set, set protocol, budgets, and the realities of working in the entertainment industry. This experiential program is for those with basic carpentry skills who wish to learn specific methods and practices through the actual construction of a set completed by the end of week two.

Monday - Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Set Construction

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Build Your Own Adirondack Chair                   Dates TBD, $229

Master the band saw and simple fasteners to create your very own Adirondack chair. Useful measuring and marking techniques will be covered in addition to finish methods and an introduction to wood structure and care. No Prior woodworking experience is necessary to create heirloom quality furniture, though, as in most things, it certainly doesn’t hurt!

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Adirondack Chair

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AutoCAD in the Workplace                  Dates TBD, $249

AutoCAD in the Workplace is a foundation course to teach the most commonly used features of AutoCAD for use in a business or industrial setting. Students will be introduced to two dimensional (2D) drafting commands, dimensioning, drawing setup, and plotting. Covered topics will include mechanical, architectural and electrical drawings, the limitations of 2D design, CAD naming conventions, and file management.

Tuesdays and Thursday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
AutoCAD



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"This program is funded by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.  This is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action program, adaptive equipment will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities."