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Architecture students from Penn State spent Friday in Penn College’s Construction Masonry Building as part of the university’s Masonry Design Competition. As a precursor to that activity – sponsored by the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association and funded through a National Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association Foundation grant – the students are taught a variety of helpful masonry skills by Penn College construction majors. The annual visit, facilitated by faculty members Clifford J. Jones and Glenn R. Luse, coincided with a meeting of masonry instructors from Pennsylvania and Maryland. Students from Penn State’s landscape architecture program make a similar trip to campus each fall.

– Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer, and Carol A. Lugg, dean of construction and design technologies

Penn College students Nathaniel M. Barbolish (in cap) and Joseph F. DiBucci (in yellow) demonstrate buttering and furrowing techniques. Barbolish, of Nicholson, is enrolled in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, and DiBucci, of Glenshaw, is an applied technology major.
Penn College students Nathaniel M. Barbolish (in cap) and Joseph F. DiBucci (in yellow) demonstrate buttering and furrowing techniques. Barbolish, of Nicholson, is enrolled in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration, and DiBucci, of Glenshaw, is an applied technology major.

Pressing the material into place for maximum durability and attractiveness.
Pressing the material into place for maximum durability and attractiveness.

Applying what she's learned
Applying what she’s learned

A visit to the Hard Rock? Keith C. Long (left), of Pitman, and Matthew R. Loquasto (center), of State College, supervise the breaking of natural stone. Long majors in building construction technology: masonry emphasis, while Loquasto is in building construction technology: masonry concentration.
A visit to the Hard Rock? Keith C. Long (left), of Pitman, and Matthew R. Loquasto (center), of State College, supervise the breaking of natural stone. Long majors in building construction technology: masonry emphasis, while Loquasto is in building construction technology: masonry concentration.

Visiting students gather round an arch they created.
Visiting students gather round an arch they created.

Cleanup is an integral part of the process.
Cleanup is an integral part of the process.

Courses rise at the bricklaying station.
Courses rise at the bricklaying station.

Nittany Nation leaves a calling card!
Nittany Nation leaves a calling card!

 

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