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Building Trades Department News

Construction on House 55 underway Mon, Nov 20th, 2017

students working on House 55 The project involves the efforts of students in numerous programs, including building trades: building construction; masonry; heavy equipment operations; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; and electrical construction and maintenance electrician.


Giving back to local veterans Tue, Oct 17th, 2017

students driving bulldozers (2) and lots of dirtStudents have been clearing land and excavating a pond for the Allegany County Vietnam Veterans Organization in Alma. According to Building Trades Department Chair Jack Jones, the three-week project has allowed students to serve local military veterans, while fulfilling their operating time requirements on the bulldozer and excavator for their curriculum.


Students apply skills to restoring cabins at Allegany State Park Tue, Oct 3rd, 2017

student wearing hard hat digging a hole underneath the houseFor two weeks, 14 students worked on upgrading the cabins, which included foundation stabilization, structural repair, reroofing, siding repair, and painting. Altogether, nine cabins were included in the renovation project, which was a joint collaboration among Alfred State; HistoriCorps; and the New York State (NYS) Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


Mike Rowe shows pride in one pioneer’s path Tue, Aug 29th, 2017

Aaron Aumick left at Alfred State commencement and on the right Mike Rowe holding the S.W.E.A.T. PledgeAaron Aumick signed Mike Rowe’s S.W.E.A.T. Pledge and gained a scholarship to complete his Alfred State education to become a carpenter like his father.


Alfred State, Alfred University exploring partnership on tiny house project Mon, May 15th, 2017

students looking at floor plans, wearing yellow hard helmetsThe intended partnership between the two schools would involve Alfred State students constructing the majority of the house, Finley said, while AU students implement the engineering design aspects.


Student proves it’s never too late to succeed in college Wed, Mar 8th, 2017

Man poses next to HVAC equipmentAs he looked through the brochures he was holding, Anthony Harvey liked what he was seeing: information about a college of technology that offered more than 70 hands-on majors and paths to a brighter future.


Masonry program builds solid foundations Wed, Sep 21st, 2016

"The average age in the trade right now is 53 years. This indicates a workforce that is nearing retirement and shows a large opportunity for youth to get involved,” says Stephen Richard, assistant professor, Building Trades, at Alfred State.


Students to assist communities in Semester in the South program Mon, Aug 29th, 2016

semester in the south 2016 participating studentsFor the seventh year in a row, some Alfred State senior building trades: building construction students are heading south to put their skills to work helping those in need. 


Alfred State masonry student third in the nation at SkillsUSA Championship Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

Trevor Huntley, masonry, Conklin, earned a bronze medal in the masonry category for placing third against competitors from across the country. Andrea Koston, culinary arts: baking, production and management, Rochester, also earned a top 10 national finish, coming in fifth place in the commercial baking category.


Team Alfred earns two awards in Solar Decathlon competition Wed, Oct 28th, 2015

Ryan Kozlowski surrounded by solar panels on top of Team Alfred’s entry in the 2015 US Dept of Energy Solar Decathlon“This was an excellent opportunity for Alfred State and Alfred University students to display their talents and abilities on a national scale,” Richardson said. “They were also able to receive a valuable hands-on learning experience unlike any other, which will undoubtedly benefit them in their careers once they graduate.”


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