Building Construction Lab

Working on a roof

The McDermott House was designed by a BCM student during the spring semester of 2013.  During the 2013-2014 school year, the Construction Lab class is building it.  The McDermott's wanted more than two garage stalls, so they placed a basement under the garage.  To carry the heavy weight of the vehicles, precast concrete core slabs must be used for the garage floor (which becomes the ceiling of the basement garage stall).  See a YouTube video showing the core slabs being placed by crane.


  • Miter saws
  • Table saws
  • Portable circular saws
  • Bayonet saws
  • Routers
  • Coreless tools
  • Scaffolding
  • and many others

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