Sustainable Construction

Sustainable Construction 


The Sustainable Construction program provides students with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills needed to gain entry-level employment in timber framing and/or other types of sustainable  building construction. The program is designed to take a student from start to finish in the sustainable construction process by including computer aided design (CAD), coverage of the range of needs for the building envelope, and hands-on training in the skill of joinery - the heart of timber frame carpentry.

What Sustainable Construction professionals do:

Entry-level timber frame or other building construction positions

Students will learn about:

  • Wood science
  • Architectural history and restoration
  • Shop safety
  • Planning and project management
  • Blueprint reading
  • General building construction methods

Sustainable Carpentry graduates work in/on:

  • Forestry
  • Wood mills
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing non-profits
  • Town zoning boards
  • Project management with contracting firms
  • Technical trades (i.e. renewable energy, plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical)