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Ground breaks on NLC house build

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Let the construction begin!

Northern Lights College (NLC) officially broke ground on the Enhanced Carpentry Foundation program’s latest house build on September 25. The site is located on 116th Ave, just across from the NLC campus in Dawson Creek.

The 11 students in the program will learn from instructor Ryan Mayoh how to build a home from start to finish: from the pouring of the foundation to the installation of the cabinets and flooring. They decide the layout, the colours, and all the finishes. NLC is one of the only schools that does a full home build like this, according to Ryan.

The last build, up on 96th Ave, was a traditional house build that exceeded requirements for the BC Energy Step Code, which was a testament to the planning and the methods the students used.

The 116th Ave build is taking a different approach. This house is going to be made of structured insulated panel—or SIP—which will introduce new techniques and methods that will far exceed the BC Energy Step Code and result in a net zero carbon emission home.

NLC is proud to help grow all the communities the college resides in, be it with a new house or with learning opportunities.