This past week, we began working on the application of Hydrostop to our roof panels. Hydrostop was not only generous enough to donate the entire system for our building's roof, but they sent out a representative, Alan Geer, to teach us how to apply the layered coats. Alan also took the time to show us how to "Hydrostop" the areas around our roof drains!
We had to work together and quickly to properly apply the first coat, but our methods improved greatly over the course of the day.
On Friday, we shifted gears and set up for our open house! We invited everyone out to our prefab facility to get a little taste of what we do. We were pleased to see faculty and staff from various parts of the university, students, donors, friends, and parents come on out for tours and a presentation of the project.
The grill was set up in true design/buildLAB fashion with a little help from Frankie the forklift!
At lunchtime, we fired up the grill and had a BBQ for our guests...
..and then preceded to take awkward pictures of them eating.
Even though the weather would turn into a monsoon every now and then, we had some good laughs and a good time sharing our project and passions with people!
The Virginia Tech design/buildLAB is a Project Based Experiential Learning program focused on the research, development and implementation of innovative construction methods and architectural designs. Students collaborate with local communities and industry experts to conceive and realize built architecture projects that are both educational and charitable in nature. The blog is run by design/buildLAB students who are designing and building a fieldhouse for the Clifton Forge Little League.