High School Students Visit Chattanooga State's Tiny House Project

Monday, April 17, 2017

Construction of a miniature house continues at ChattState in the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology program. The Tiny House Project began in fall of 2016 to give students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with planning, scheduling, and building a fully- functional tiny house. Funding for the project is made possible from the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Lowe’s, Greens Eco Build and Design, and consulting services from Wind River Tiny Homes.

Chattanooga State hosted a group of students from East Ridge and Ooltewah High Schools on March 31 and April 7, to spread awareness about the project and increase future enrollment in construction-related programs. Associate Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering Technology and Project leader, Caitlin Moffitt said, “By establishing a core build project for construction programs, we are able to increase retention, progression, and graduation of students.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry is expected to grow by 22 percent by 2022.

Throughout the months of March and April, the students will be putting up the walls, framing the roof, and starting electrical work.

The project is also working in partnership with Sandra Lambertino, Associate Instructor Kyle Lee, and Instructor Winston Lay with the students in the Industrial Maintenance and Industrial Electricity Programs from the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in the tiny house. Bruce Alston and Jeff Hanna with Media Services are helping to document the build.

The Tiny house project also will be having Build and BBQ Days this summer where high school students or prospective college students can come learn about careers in construction and the programs available at ChattState, as well as getting hands-on experience with the project. More information on that will be available at a later date.

For more information on the Tiny House Project, contact Caitlin Moffitt at Caitlin.moffitt@chattanoogastate.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/chattanoogastatetinyhouseproject



Chattanooga Broker Kathy Tucker Installed As 2019 President Of Tennessee Realtors

Kathy Tucker, managing broker of Crye-Leike Realtors in Chattanooga, was installed as 2019 president of Tennessee Realtors at its fall convention in Knoxville  on Friday . She will serve in this key role as leader of the statewide association’s 10-member executive committee.   Ms. Tucker,  CRS, GRI , is a veteran of 40 years as a R ealtor . She ... (click for more)

Riverview Home With 6,423 Square Feet Sells For $2,225,000

A house with 6,423 square feet of space in Riverview has sold for $2,225,000. The house at 1631 Hillcrest Road has four bedrooms and six baths. The sale was to John Foy Tr, Todd Phillips Tennessee Investment Services Trust from Ann Eliot Hon. A description of the home says, "This impressive Riverview home overlooking the Tennessee River is one of a handful of Neoclassical ... (click for more)

Girl, 9, Killed When Vehicle Is Struck From The Rear On Cummings Highway In Lookout Valley

A nine-year-old student at Lookout Valley Elementary School was killed when a vehicle was rear-ended while waiting to turn into the new Taco Bell on Cummings Highway in Lookout Valley late Monday afternoon. Four vehicles wound up being involved in the 5:18 p.m. crash, and several people were taken to the hospital. On 09/24/2018 at approximately 5:18 p.m. a fatal injury ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Killed By Hit And Run Driver On Lee Highway On Monday Night

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run driver on Lee Highway on Monday night. At 8:49 p.m., Chattanooga Police Traffic was notified about a possible pedestrian struck at    7356 Lee Highway. The caller said she was driving south on Lee Highway and noticed a shoe in the center turning lane and a body in the ditch. Hamilton County EMS arrived on ... (click for more)

Why I'm Voting Republican And So Should You

For much of my life, the commitment to the Democratic Party has puzzled me. I was raised to analyze both sides of issues and to make an intelligent decision based upon that information. The values of self-reliance, hard work, and individual liberty that I grew up with were the same American values that have made this country exceptional. As I have grown older, I have witnessed ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT’s Genius Stroke

If all goes as (very carefully) planned, the most dynamic president to be hired at the University of Tennessee since the legendary Andy Holt retired in 1970, will be ushered into office today by the university’s board of trustees. The selection of Randy Boyd to take over his ala mater is a genius stroke and certainly seems to solidify two of life’s greatest truths. The first ... (click for more)