South Hills Community News Release
STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business & Technology's Engineering Technology (ET) students taking the Architectural CAD I course recently went on an academic field trip to a local construction site. When completed, the facility will house various indoor athletic sports, including gymnastics, basketball, and field sports, as well as feature space for physical therapy and administrative offices. The students were exposed to metal building framing and received instruction on the various members of the building components. They were allowed to review the building construction plans to see what information is required to be provided on the plans in order to obtain a building permit. While there, the students observed contractors of various trades, including site work, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) ductwork installation, electrical wiring, plumbing systems, sprinkler systems, and metal stud framing. The tour gave the ET students an opportunity to see aspects of the building construction that they have been learning in class being executed in a live application.