On Wednesday, February 25th, students from the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program were welcomed by Representative Greg Smith at the Oregon State Capitol.  The program was featured as a model Career and Technical Education Program.

Utilizing a double layer model of polyurethane spray foam and fiberglass batt roll insulation, Randy Moulton of Mr. Insulation has raised the R-value to R26 for the exterior walls, over the R21 code rating. R-value is the measure of thermal resistance; it depends on a solid material’s resistance to conductive heat transfer. The higher value

The Hermiston School District Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program gladly hosted Energy Trust of Oregon Program Director Peter West and Susan Badger-Jones, the Trust’s Eastern Oregon outreach manager. Energy Trust of Oregon rates the efficiency of a new home as compared to similar-sized homes in Oregon, referred to as an energy performance score (EPS). With

Doug Bennett, of Doug Bennett Landscaping, has been working with students in the Hermiston High School landscaping class over this past few months, designing and implementing landscaping for the Fieldstone #1 home site of the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program, the first of eleven houses to be built in the student program. Bennett has been

Richard Hayden of Eastern Oregon Heating & Air Conditioning LLC recently started working with students from the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program on Fieldstone #1, the first of eleven houses to be built in the student program. Eastern Oregon Heating & Air Conditioning, a member of the Northeast Oregon Homebuilder’s Association (NEOHBA), will work with

The following release was composed by the Office of Secondary-Postsecondary Transition at the Oregon Department of Education:   Columbia Basin Student Homebuilder Program (CBSHP) Hermiston School District “This is way more than a construction class. I’m learning how to work as a part of a team, and I’m gaining work experience alongside people who do this

Shelco Electric has joined forces with other Northeast Oregon Homebuilders Association(NEOHBA) Members to assist the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program with their first home in their eleven home subdivision, Fieldstone Crossing #1.  Once students complete the framing phase of the home with the assistance from Findley Brothers Construction, local electricians from Shelco will provide the necessary staff expertise to demonstrate and supervise

Inland Plumbing arrived on the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program home site this week to begin work on the rough-in plumbing phase for Fieldstone #1, the first of eleven houses to be built by the student-led program. Jason Knutz, owner of Inland Plumbing, is providing the expertise and oversight as CBSHBP students connected the house utilities to

CBSHBP Featured on KOHU

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Listen in as Erick Olson, News & Sports Director for 1360 KOHU, features the student homebuilding program on the noon edition.                

With the completion of the foundation phase wrapping up, local contractor and Northeast Oregon Homebuilder’s Association (NEOHBA) Member, Findley Brothers Construction, has partnered with the student homebuilding program to mentor them through the framing component of the Fieldstone #1 home construction. Early next week students will begin construction of the floor joist and decking phases