Chatt State Students To Build Tiny Home
August 1 - Lunch & Learn
11:30am - 1:00pm @ green|spaces
$5 for everyone: includes Pizza & Drinks
Caitlin Moffitt, Assistant Professor, Civil /Construction Engineering Technology at Chattanooga State
A Solar Tiny House at Chattanooga State
Chattanooga State will have the opportunity this Fall semester to build a tiny house. The core project for students in the Construction Engineering Technology program will be the planning and scheduling and, ultimately, the construction of a tiny house. Solar Engineering Technology students will also have the opportunity to contribute solar design and installation for the electrical systems in the home.
Tiny houses are becoming more and more prevalent across the nation and are being featured on television networks like HGTV. This project hopes to take advantage of the public interest in tiny homes and use it for dual purposes: to provide hands-on experience for students in all facets of construction, and to recruit more students to the construction industry. The scale and scope of the project are also small enough to fit the planning and build into the two-year associates degree curriculum.
The long-term objectives of the project are to increase awareness of careers in construction and increase enrollment, retention, graduation, and employment for students. The project will also include extensive outreach to high school students through open build days, high school visits with the completed tiny house, and participation in local community events.
Event held in conjunction with Chattanooga Engineers Club - Meets Weekly on Mondays.