Women In Construction
WIC Club Purpose
Women in Construction is a group which provides a forum for students to share ideas and concepts about the construction field. In addition, students are provided with supplemental training and service learning opportunities that will promote careers in the construction industry. This organization is a student chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.
Recent Service Learning Projects
January 14th - Service Learning Event
On Saturday, January 14, CPCC's Women in Construction student chapter participated in a service learning project with Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. Staff and Students of the Construction Management Technologies division worked together to finish a home. Women in Construction provided caulking and painting services towards to the build. This was a very educational experience because members of the chapter were given the opportunity to use tools they had never used before. The home under construction is a green home, so we also were exposed to the green building process, and materials. We had a lot of fun. Most importantly, it was very rewarding coming together as a group and using our talents to benefit others who are in need. We look forward to doing many more service learning projects.
February 1st - Speaker Event
Dr. Tanya Brown from Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS) came out to speak to students about her research on hurricane, tornado, fire, and hail proofing homes. She spoke about her education and current research. How to achieve Fortified for Safer Living Designation for new construction was discussed. It is, as she explained, the other side of LEED certification. Where many of the Construction Management curriculum classes speak to the importance of "going green", she believes that new and existing construction efforts can include elements of environmental responsibility and safety against natural disaster. You can learn more about her research and IBHS at disastersafety.org