• Stair Design

    Posted by David Dean on 12/10/2014
    Student work
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  • October Update

    Posted by David Dean on 10/22/2014
    Energy Trailer  
    The renewable energy trailer is shaping up for another year of testing 
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  • Week ending September 19th

    Posted by David Dean on 9/20/2014
    Students have been learning about structural engineering code compliance, drafting standards and CAD commands.
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  • Week ending September 5th

    Posted by David Dean on 9/3/2014
    By the end of this week all students will have a cad drawing titled "lumber yard" which will have building components of dimensional lumber and sheer panels to be used in the coming weeks as we assemble structural systems. More components will be added to this drawing as needed.
    All dimensional lumber will be drawn to scale ( actual dimensions) and will be 8 feet in length.
    2 x 4 = 1.5" x 3.5"
    2 x 6 = 1.5" x 5.5"
    2 x 8 = 1.5" x 7.25"
    2 x 10 = 1.5" x 9.25"
    2 x 12 = 1.5" x 11.25"
    ( all 8' long ) 
    Sheer panels ( plywood / osb / drywall )  
    1/2" x 4 x 8 plywood / osb / drywall
    5/8" x 4 x 8 plywood / osb / drywall
    3/4" x 4 x 8 plywood ( tonge and groove )
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  • Course Syllabus

    Posted by David Dean on 9/2/2014
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  • Edaleen Dairy Digester

    Posted by David Dean on 3/19/2014

    Sustainable Engineering students and the Welding Academy visited Edaleen Dairy. This dairy farm with 1600 cows collects all the manure. The waist includes significant methane which is 21 times more of a greenhouse gas than CO2. The end result of this is that the farm produces enough energy to supply 400 homes per year. This project is in "our backyard".  The cost of the project is $3.5M with a output of 750KW with a supply that is 24/7/365. Methane capture projects are being developed all over the world in various forms. Human waist, food scraps, coal mines are but some of the installations our students have been learning about.
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  • Wind and Solar equipment

    Posted by David Dean on 2/24/2014
    Students have been prototyping a wind turbine stand and control panel. Solar panel frames are now being developed  
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  • Field trip 1-22-2014

    Posted by David Dean on 1/23/2014
    Field trip 1-22-2014: Guided two hour tour of a new elementary school with a focus on mechanical systems and project management. Discovery of the coordination efforts of many engineering specialties and scheduling complexities were some of the take aways from this trip.
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  • Ellis Street Station

    Posted by David Dean on 1/23/2014
    Students created and contributed to a accurate as-build cadd model. 
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