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Visualize-Actualize: Building Technology Lab

The Boone County Lumber Building Technology Lab is a creative sanctuary for students to design and fabricate. Dr. Ronald Phillips has championed the facility with the assistance of the Eiffert family of the Boone County Lumber Company.

Students are enrolled in Building Systems Lab coursework because we believe having design/fabrication knowledge makes our students better designers. Students learn and apply the basics of construction with wood and other materials as appropriate. The lab experience includes exposure to building system renovations, materials, processes, finishes, and applications testing: furniture design, fabrication, finishing, lighting, concrete and masonry, wood and steel light framing construction, and mock-up fabrication and testing.

student working in Building Technology Lab

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