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May 12, 2013

Meridian students continue construction of new house

STILLWATER, Okla. — Construction continues of a house in west Stillwater by Meridian Technology Center students.

Four construction trades programs are involved in the build, including residential and commercial construction, masonry, electrical technology and air conditioning and refrigeration.

The house is being built in Eagle Summit, a neighborhood community located at 32nd and Sangre Road in west Stillwater. The address is 3408 W. LaPoint Court.

Students are closely following a house plan called Ferdinand designed by Frank Betz and Associates. The only change was building an oversized garage to increase total square footage to approximately 2,110 feet.

More than 75 students participate in the four programs, although not all students had projects to work on for the house this year.

Environmentally conscious features of the house will be the installation of upgraded insulation and Anderson windows. Masonry students constructed a safe room in the house.

Meridian has purchased six additional lots in the Eagle Summit addition for future home construction.

“All of our programs at Meridian offer students hands-on skills opportunities. For students in our construction trades programs, the chance to put on their résumés that they worked on a home that will sell for a quarter of a million dollars is a wonderful accomplishment,” Meridian Superintendent/CEO Doug Major said. “In addition, our students work with the latest technology, which ensures they will be competitive when they enter the workforce or continue their education.”

Meridian students finished construction of a home last August and it remains for sale.

The home, located at 2302 S. Bridlewood, was listed at $298,500 but has been reduced to $289,900.

The Meridian Board of Education voted last week to authorize Major to negotiate and sign for the sale of the house.

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