Thursday, January 8, 2009

UC's latest Habitat build under roof

The newest build involving University of Cincinnati faculty and students and Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity now has a roof, and the UC Habitat Happenings blog has posted 17 photos of the second week progress.

Before the university's winter break, volunteers mounted roof trusses, attached insulation board, and mounted plywood covering on both ends of the roof of the house at 3253 Wolseley Drive in Avondale.

Work will soon begin on getting the house weathertight, at which point interior work will begin.

The house design was created by UC architecture students Zach Fein and Julie Fowler as part of a competition to create a space that's fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Upon completion by the end of UC's spring quarter, Tyann Edwards and her teenage son, Dwight Williams, will become the new homeowners.

The house is one of three planned for people with disabilities between Stewart Place and Hale Street.

Previous reading on BC:
Correction: UC Habitat kickoff on December 6 (11/24/08)
UC kicks off sixth Habitat house Saturday (11/19/08)
Habitat to kick off two new Avondale homes, dedicate another (5/28/08)
UC begins fifth Habitat house Saturday (10/5/07)
Habitat and UC to build third Avondale home (7/29/07)