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Building Trades Department News

Masonry students building outdoor kitchen area on Wellsville campus Mon, Jan 29th, 2018

student standing outside next to brick ovensMasonry students have been hard at work cooking up something special for the School of Applied Technology, particularly the Culinary Arts Department.


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.


House 54 latest residence built for Wellsville community Mon, Aug 21st, 2017

house 54Just over two years after work first began on House 54, the newest home constructed by Alfred State students for the Wellsville community is now completed and the new owners now call it home.


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. 


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