Schedule of Events

WCA is working with its members and sponsors to create engaging, informative sessions for students to explore various construction careers and pathways.

TUES
OCT. 27

9:00-9:45AM
PANEL:
Introduction to
Construction Careers

10:00-10:45AM
DEMO:
Using Drones
in Construction

11:30AM-12:15PM
PANEL:
Skilled Trades
Apprentices and Journeymen

1:15-1:45PM
WATCH PARTY:
AIA Film Challenge 2020

2:30-3:15PM
LIVE CHAT:
Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Coordinators and University Construction Management Faculty

WED
OCT. 28

8:00-8:45AM
LIVE CHAT:
Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Coordinators and University Construction Management Faculty

9:30-10AM
ACTIVITY:
Design in SketchUp

10:30-11AM
ACTIVITY:
Design in SketchUp

11:30AM-12:15PM
PANEL:
Women in Construction

12:30-1:30PM
VIRTUAL TOUR:
Synedoche Design Studio and Shop

1:30-2:30PM
WATCH PARTY:
Abstract: The Art of Design Bjarke Ingels: Architecture

2:30-3:15PM
PANEL:
Skilled Trades Apprentices and Journeymen

THURS
OCT. 29

8:30-9AM
WATCH PARTY:
Architects & Innovators

9:00-9:45AM
PANEL:
Skilled Trades
Apprentices and Journeymen

10:00-10:40AM
DEMO:
Building
Information Modeling (BIM)

11:00-11:45M
LIVE CHAT:
Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Coordinators and University Construction Management Faculty

12:00-12:45AM
DEMO:
Using Drones in Construction

2:00-3:00PM
VIRTUAL TOUR:
Synedoche Design Studio and Shop

ON-DEMAND
CONTENT

VIDEO
SPENCE BROTHERS

DEE CRAMER

ACTIVITIES
American Institute of Architects - Huron Valley Chapter

Pasta Model Cardboard Stacking Project

SIMULATION GAMES
SimBuild (carpentry)

Welducation (welding)

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

Click HERE for links to Tuesday's sessions!

TIMESESSION NAME
9-9:45AMPANEL: Introduction to Construction Careers
10-10:45AMDEMO: Using Drones in Construction

Learn how two teens took their interest in technology and built a thriving business using drones in the construction industry.
11-11:45AMLIVE CHAT:Explore Eastern Michigan University College of Engineering & Technology
11:30AM-12:15PMPANEL: Skilled Trades Apprentices and Journeymen
1-1:30PMLIVE CHAT:Overview of the Eastern Michigan University Construction Management Program
1:15-1:45PMWATCH PARTY: AIA Film Challenge 2020

Design has the power to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. We believe these stories are among the most important stories we can tell. The AIA Film Challenge is a film contest that amplifies these stories—architects partnering with communities and civic leaders to design a healthy, sustainable, just world that improves lives.
2:30-3:15PMLIVE CHAT: Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Coordinators and University Construction Management Faculty

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

Click HERE for links to Wednesday's sessions!

TIMESESSION NAME
8-8:45AMLIVE CHAT: Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Coordinators and University Construction Management Faculty
9:30-10AMACTIVITY: Design in SketchUp

Students will work through a design exercise using the tools to re-create an exterior 3D version of a building. This is a modeling tool that can be used for interior or exterior graphics. Students can add their own components or create something else with support from the instructor.

Registration is required so an activity template can be emailed along with a link to the Zoom session.
10:30-11AMACTIVITY: Design in SketchUp
11:30AM-12:15PMPANEL: Women in Construction
12:30-1:30PMVIRTUAL TOUR: Synecdoche Design Studio and Shop
1:30-2:30PMWATCH PARTY: Abstract: The Art of Design & Bjarke Ingels: Architecture
2:30-3:15PMPANEL: Skilled Trades Apprentices and Journeymen

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

Click HERE for links to Thursday's sessions.

TIMESESSION NAME
8:30-9AMWATCH PARTY: Architects & Innovators
9-9:45AMPANEL: Skilled Trades Apprentices and Journeymen
10-10:40AMDEMO: Building Information Modeling (BIM)
11:-11:45MLIVE CHAT: Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Coordinators and University Construction Management Faculty
12-12:45AMDEMO: Using Drones in Construction
1:30-2PMLIVE CHAT: Northern Michigan University Construction Management Program
2-3PMVIRTUAL TOUR: Synecdoche Design Studio and Shop

ON-DEMAND CONTENT

VIDEO

ACTIVITIES

SIMULATION GAMES

SimBuild (carpentry)

Welducation (welding)