BCM group will be 'Hammering with Hope'
A new student group within the Department of Building Construction Management will help Habitat for Humanity with its Purdue Homecoming event: “Hammering with Hope."
Members of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), which is made up of presidents of the myriad BCM student groups, are spearheading the construction portion of the project.
On Oct. 4, volunteers will begin to assemble a portion of a Habitat for Humanity house in the vacant lot between PEFCU and the Northwestern Parking Garage on Northwestern Avenue in West Lafayette. The high visibility location will provide exposure for Habitat for Humanity during the two weeks of work.
By Oct. 15, the structure’s first floor walls, windows and doorways will be complete.
On Oct. 17, volunteers will parade from the site to the Lafayette Habitat for Humanity office to raise awareness. The parade is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. The temporary site will also be disassembled and moved to its permanent location.
Members of the National Association of Homebuilders, a BCM student group, will serve as superintendents of the project. Trent Ellis will serve as general superintendent.
“This is a great opportunity for our students to share their skills with a great non-profit organization,” says Brad Benhart, faculty advisor to CLC. “This project is a culmination of the work of so many different student organizations. They are really impressive.”