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Residential Building - Parade of Homes 2014

NTC Students Learn Home Building From Framing To Finishing
The residential building industry is an exciting and dynamic line of work, and Northcentral Technical College (NTC) takes a unique approach to providing the next generation of skilled workforce members with training in the construction trades.
Students in NTC’s Residential Building Technical Diploma develop problem solving skills as they build an off-campus Focus on Energy certified home while exploring every aspect of the building process. Instead of simply learning by listening to lectures, students receive the type of real-world, hands-on experience that is coveted by employers in the industry.
The program, which can be completed in as little as nine months, gives students knowledge in “whole house” sustainable building practices as they construct a new home from framing to finishing.
For the fifth year, the home constructed by NTC’s Residential Building students (through the support of the NTC Foundation) was featured in the Wausau Area Builder Association’s Parade of Homes. This year’s event took place from June 2-8, 2014 and featured a total of 12 newly constructed builds.
The 2013-14 Residential Building house is located at 2130 Snowflake Lane in the Town of Rib Mountain. Situated at the base of Rib Mountain, the home is in a desirable location and a well-secluded neighborhood.

Designed by local architect Mark Dillman, the three-bedroom, two-bath home features a large great room featuring cathedral ceilings with southern exposure, along with an expansive deck overlooking a beautiful view of the woods. The open concept home includes three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with a large family room located in the basement level.
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Ground was broken on the home on Aug. 7, 2013, and ever since that date NTC students have explored every aspect of the building process, including footings and foundations, framing, roofing, electrical, heating, ventilation, drywall, interior finish, exterior finish, decking, siding and more.
To view photos of the students and house construction from start-to-finish, visit the NTC Residential Building Facebook page.


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