Mohawk College Community Project in Partnership with City Housing Hamilton

Challenge:
How might we provide excellent student learning opportunities while providing cost-effective renovations to City Housing units to meet the community need?
 Mohawk student laying tiles

Mohawk student laying tiles

Student Names:

All second year students in the Building Renovation Technician Program


Staff Member:

Matt Bowen (Manager, Tenant Engagement & Support Services) & Brian Kinaschuk (Manager of Operations, CityHousing)

Instructor:

Mark Lucking, John Deelstra, Brad MacDonald

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Course and Department:Construction Engineering Technician - Building Renovation – 462

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Partner: City Housing Hamilton

 

 

 Mohawk student sawing wood for the site

Mohawk student sawing wood for the site

While there is high demand for subsidized housing in Hamilton, CityHousing Hamilton has units that are not lived in because they need costly renovations and updates.

Second year students of the Building Renovation Technician Program at Mohawk College prepared estimates, gathered materials, coordinated schedules and inspected properties of CityHousing Hamilton. The teaching materials that are functional in the type of environment provided by a renovation site were prepared by staff. 

Next, the students will utilize a student-led project management system and start working on the sites November 29th 2017 with an initial orientation in order to begin the renovation process. 

 Mohawk instructor teaching a student on site

Mohawk instructor teaching a student on site