Mohawk College Community Project in Partnership with City Housing Hamilton
All second year students in the Building Renovation Technician Program
Matt Bowen (Manager, Tenant Engagement & Support Services) & Brian Kinaschuk (Manager of Operations, CityHousing)
Mark Lucking, John Deelstra, Brad MacDonald
Course and Department:
Construction Engineering Technician - Building Renovation – 462
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.
Students in their second year of the Building Technician Renovation Program at Mohawk College, are continuing their collaboration with CityHousing Hamilton to renovate city housing units that are unsuitable for use until renovations are complete. At this point schedules have been made and students are regularly working on job sites. Demolition and cleaning have been completed where necessary. Construction is well under way with the flooring having been replaced, and doors and trim being installed.
Next the students will install kitchens within both units including countertops and appliances. They will also renovate the bathrooms and install tiling, toilets, and general functionality while ensuring the space is a livable environment for families in need.