High school students from the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) worked alongside construction professionals to build this green home in Southern California. The project combined classroom instruction with time on the jobsite where students trained on cement placement and finishing, framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and working to plans. The green home includes solar-powered electricity, gray water plumbing, and insulated windows, as well as walls framed by students at six Orange County ROP construction yards.
To assist in the ROP BITA project, instructor John Puckett requested BCSI documents—sponsored by the California Chapter, CalSBCA—to educate his students on proper installation and bracing practices. Mr. Puckett thanked SBCA for the BCSI materials: