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CIT Division Will Auction Two Homes Oct. 15

These two homes built by PCC students will be sold to the highest bidders Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) students have once again combined efforts to produce a pair of homes to be sold by public auction for the benefit of future CIT training activities.

According to Bill Hill, department chair of PCC’s Building Construction Technology program, CIT students have built a pair of energy-efficient homes—each roughly 1,500 square feet in size—to be sold to the highest bidders. The auction, he said, is scheduled for Oct. 15 at 10 a.m., during the college’s 5th Annual Open House.

For more than 20 years, students from Pitt’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Electrical/Electronics, Building Construction and Architectural technology programs have worked together to construct energy-efficient houses. Hill said the projects take four semesters to complete and provide students with knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in the construction trade.

The homes constructed by CIT students are extremely well built and meet or exceed Greenville Utilities Commission E300 standards for energy efficiency, Hill said.

Including the pair to be auctioned this fall, Hill said PCC students have now built a total of 38 houses over the years. He said 32 of the homes were built on campus and moved to their final destinations while another six were constructed in the community through Habitat for Humanity and special projects with the City of Greenville.

The houses to be auctioned in October are located on the west side of campus, just off Reedy Branch Road. Hill said those interested in purchasing the homes can tour them by calling ahead and planning a visit.

Hill said each auction would have a minimum opening bid and winning bidders must be prepared to make a 10 percent down payment on the day of the auction. Winning bidders, he said, are also responsible for having the homes moved.

For more information, contact Hill by telephone at (252) 493-7282 or by e-mail at bhill@email.pittcc.edu.


08/31/2011