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FIELD TRIPS

Two Philadelphia teams - Team 4 led by Tim Stringfellow (Torcon) and Team 6 led by Tom Saldutti (JMT) - recently got a sneak peek at Villanova’s massive student housing project.  Stringfellow, the project’s manager, provided an extensive tour during which he discussed the construction process, highlighted features and challenges of the project, and provided...

Although site visits to completed projects provide students with a wealth of knowledge, when ACE Mentor Program team leaders have the opportunity to take their students to an active job site in order to see the construction process in action, they jump on it! Vanessa Hejnas (O’Donnell & Naccarato), Team 7’s Leader, recently learned of an...

Ahhh Wawa!  The amazing store where you can get coffee, hoagies, and sometimes even gas!  We all know it, we all love it, but have we ever given any thought into why it is such a beloved institution?  Hint – it’s not an accident; careful planning goes into each and every one of those buildings...

Steve Cromity (Daltile, ACE Advisory Council Member) and Eric Huefner (Langan Engineering), leaders of team #3, have been doing an amazing job keeping their team engaged and actively working on a variety of A/C/E related lessons. In one of their first sessions, students built 3D shapes out of marshmallows & toothpicks as well as paper towers...

The East Norriton team had the opportunity to visit the GSK SMART Lab Projects on April 6th. Bob Loiseau of Arcadis (Mentor), has coordinated with the project team in order to provide insight to the SMART Lab concept, the overall design of the project , and a tour of the construction site. [URIS id=1030]  ...

The last class for the UPenn ACE Team was a huge success!  The students had a great time building store front frames and setting glass.  They also had an opportunity test their welding skills on the virtual welding machines.  Very cool stuff!!!  Special thanks to FTI and their instructors for having us! [URIS id=976] About the Finishing Trades...

OSHA 10: General Construction Outreach Safety Training Students and mentors from Philadelphia County took part in a 2-day Saftey Training workshop in order to receove their OSHA-10 Certification! This course is intended to provide entry level construction workers general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health topics...

The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school students and inspires them to pursue careers in design and construction. Tours of workplaces and construction projects are a valuable and engaging way for students to experience work life indirectly and, in the case of job sites, to observe in action some of...

TEAM #1 | 08 February 2017 Mentor Companies: Gensler, Urban Engineers, EwingCole, Blackney Hayes, Brandywine Realty Trust Meeting Description:  Construction bidding activity and tours of 1900 Market Street Atrium and WeWork space on upper floor (students got t-shirts!). [URIS id=670]...

ACE Team 7 reached new heights as the students and mentors stood on the 54th floor of the Comcast Technology Center, soon to be the tallest building in the Philadelphia skyline, during a site visit on Tuesday, February 7 2017. Students were lead on a guided tour of the active construction site for Comcast Technology...