Building Trades Department News

House 55 on track for spring completion Mon, Nov 12th, 2018

students working on the house during the spring of 2018.Once construction is finished, the 55th house that the college has built for the Wellsville community will include 1,800 square feet of space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-concept floor plan, a large master suite, outdoor living space, and a full basement. The house is located at 3867 Foundation Drive in Wellsville.


Students help preserve historic mining town in California Mon, Nov 5th, 2018

students standing in front of Carter Residence at Malakoff Diggins State Historic ParkParticipating in the trip were four building trades: building construction students: Kyle Coffey, of Caledonia; Justin Higgins, of Buffalo; Sasha Johnson, of Webster; and Gavin Hamilton, of New City, along with Brady Adams, instructor in the Building Trades Department.


HistoriCorps names Alfred State College ‘Partner of the Month’ Mon, Oct 29th, 2018

students working on the roof of a houseThe relationship between Alfred State College and HistoriCorps is a strong one, resulting in both the restoration of historic facilities all around the country and excellent hands-on learning experiences for ASC students.


Building Trades students restore historic cabins in the South Mon, Sep 10th, 2018

students standing outside a log cabinThirteen building trades students, along with their instructor, Dan Drake, participated in a restoration project at The Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum.


Students pitch in to help Lions Camp Badger Wed, May 9th, 2018

student operating a bulldozer in front of a cabinFor an entire weekend at the camp, led by Building Trades Assistant Professor Mark Payne, Culinary Arts Instructor Brian Decker, and Building Trades Lecturer Jason Linn, the team of seven ASC students installed a 200-foot French drain, repaired drainage ditches to minimize water damage, completed spring cleanup, and installed a fence to restrict campers to a certain area.


Alfred State breaks ground on House 56 Tue, May 1st, 2018

several students standing in front of heavy equipmentOnce completed, the 2,010-square-foot open concept house will feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large master suite, a two-car garage, a full basement, and a wrap-around porch. The house will be located at 3889 Foundation Drive. 


ASC celebrates Workforce Development Center Tue, Apr 17th, 2018

several people standing behind a ribbon with large pair of scissorsThis fall, the structure will be home to freshman and senior building construction trades shops, as well as open lab space, state-of-the-art classrooms, and faculty offices. This center was made possible through donations, grants, and the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., which owns the Wellsville campus.  


Ribbon-cutting for Workforce Development Center to be held Friday, April 13 Wed, Apr 4th, 2018

To RSVP for the ribbon-cutting, please contact Pam Brandes by Friday, April 6 at 607-587-3101 or at BrandePJ@alfredstate.edu.


ASC partnership with Monroe Tractor going strong Tue, Mar 6th, 2018

student operating a piece of heavy equipment to move large stonesAs a result of valued partnerships with a number of companies and organizations, Alfred State College (ASC) is able to provide unique hands-on learning experiences and real-world equipment that can help turn students into job-ready workers once they graduate. 


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.


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