Current House

HOUSE #9

Residence for a Habitat family

520 SW 4th Street, City of Belle Glade, FL

The Academy started construction of its 8th house for Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County on January 14, 2020. The students have shown that experience pays, with each successive house being completed in less time, with higher quality, and with less mistakes. The ship date for the previous House #8 was December 10, 2019 and the installation date was December 11, 2019. This current house, as with the most recently completed house, will be going to a property in the city of Belle Glade in Palm Beach County. The architect and the city of Belle Glade Building Department will be performing all inspections on the house and will integrate teaching about the inspection process into the students’ construction work on the house.  The construction schedule for the current house shows that all wood framing of the floors, walls, ceilings, and roof sections will be completed by the end of this school year (end of May).  The students will come back for the next school year and start with the electrical and plumbing rough-in work.  The current house will be scheduled to ship and install in Belle Glade in December of this year.

PROGRESS PHOTOS

LVL floor system rim joists delivered and laid out (1/14/20)

Floor framing completed (1/24/20)

Floor sheathing completed (1/30/20)

Roof trusses assembled (2/18/20)

Roof sheathing installed completed (3/6/20)

Roofs dried in with underlayment (3/13/20)

Work stopped on the current house due to the shut-down of schools by mid-March due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.  Work will hopefully recommence during November 2020