SUNY Delhi is accepting proposals for a house, or similar structure, as a building project for the 2017-18 academic year. Building projects become the laboratory experience for students in the Carpentry and Building Trades, Electrical, Plumbing and Heating, and Air Conditioning programs.

The ideal project is a 1,500-2,000 square-foot, residential home built with conventional framing. Priority will be given to projects that incorporate "green" building materials and alternative energy applications.

Projects located within a five-mile radius of the SUNY Delhi campus are preferred; however, opportunities outside of this range may also be considered.

The design of the house, the development of the site, a foundation, and the supply of all construction materials is the responsibility of the owner. Students build the house under the direction of Instructor Dick Pearson.

SUNY Delhi is also seeking smaller remodeling projects. Acceptable projects include garages and building additions, concrete and masonry work, interior remodeling, and solar panel installations.

Projects are selected for their educational value with ranked priority given to construction for non-profit organizations, individual homeowners, and commercial enterprises. In return for construction services, the non-profit organization or private owner contributes to the Residential Construction program 25 percent of the cost of the installed materials. Commercial enterprises and/or business ventures shall contribute 30 percent of the cost of the installed materials. The final selection of the annual project is made by a committee that consists of the Residential Construction Faculty.

For an information packet and application form, call SUNY Delhi's Residential Construction Program at (607) 746-4084. Completed applications must be submitted by April 15, 2017. A project selection for September construction is anticipated to be made by June 15, 2017.

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