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CONSTRUCTION

  Tower Above the Competition! Test your steady hand and sense of balance by playing Giant Jenga with your friends in the design and construction industry! Just like the tabletop game only super-sized. The tallest tower winner gets bragging rights. The winner of the tournament will also have the opportunity to name the ACE Alumni Scholarship...

Team 2 (CHAD and Mastery Charter students) recently got a private tour of the Barnes museum, where they learned about the design and function of the building and saw some of the behind-the-scenes spaces. The tour was part of their site visit, which is at the nearby Reading Viaduct [future] Park at Matthias Baldwin Park. The tour was...

Our students at Pottsgrove High School were given a brief overview of how PVC pipe is used on mechanical projects and the importance of team work and cooperation! Teams were formed and only the blind folded student could touch the PVC pipe. The remaining students had to read the drawing and provide directions to the blind...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to our very first Building Futures - All-Female ACE Team (Sponsored by CREW)! In this ACE session, the ladies were working in groups to make the tallest tower out of only spaghetti and gumdrops.  An exercise in teamwork, communication, resource allocation, and planning, students implemented basic ideas...

Team #5 has been working reading construction documents! They had a list of questions that could be answered by finding the information within the drawings set.  For this particular activity they had a civil engineering plan set of 8 sheets and about 40 different questions.  The students were then asked to answer the questions and circle the location on the...

We just received an update from the Hunting Park Community Garden! The planters that were built are being put to GREAT use and we can't be more excited that our efforts were able to impact this community in such a positive way...

The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania and Turner Construction Company recently held a unique learning session for Cheltenham High School participants, treating students to a hands-on demonstration of masonry wall construction.  Representatives from masonry contractor D. M. Sabia & Co. were kind enough to lend their time to teach and demonstrate the construction of...