Oct 18

NAWIC Tour Construction Institute at Santa Fe College

I had the pleasure of touring the Charles R. Perry Construction Institute’s pilot project at the Santa Fe College with my NAWIC group.  It is a 1200 square foot modular home built in 2 sections put together at the home site.  Funding was provided by a grant from Alachua County.

The institute was named to honor Charles R. Perry, the founder of Perry Construction.  Features of the Institute include a large warehouse type room that features 6 individual studios to study separate industry trades.  A hydraulic door and a 5 ton capacity overhead crane allow for movement of heary material and equipment.

The institute offers high school juniors and seniors both hands on and classroom experience in the building industry.  It is the only facility in Florida where students can earn a two year degree that is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

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