Residential Construction

Residential Construction is a limited enrollment class for approved second-year students. The class usually rebuilds and remodels a home for Habitat for Humanity. From September 2014 through May 2016 students are involved in building the Sustainable Energy Efficient Demonstration (SEED) house on the LISD Center for a Sustainable Future campus. By building and remodeling a house, students learn “on-the-job” while getting great satisfaction from a job well done!

Program Description

Students learn at the work site to complete all aspects of construction. In this second year course, students work in teams on various projects including demolition, framing, foundation support, drywall instillation, flooring, electrical, plumbing, installation of doors and cabinets, HVACR and more.

To Be Successful

Students first must have successfully completed Building Trades/Construction Careers and be recommended for the onsite Residential Construction class. Students who are most successful in this program have mathematical skills in measuring, fractions and decimals. Students should possess good work habits, like to work with their hands, follow directions, work well independently or as a team and enjoy building and creating.

Student Organization


Related Careers

Note: Additional education may be required.

  • Carpentry
  • Facility Management
  • Building Maintenance
  • Industrial/Construction
  • Electrical Technician
  • HVACR Technician
  • Plumbing

High School Credit*

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Credit can only be awarded by local districts.

  • 1.0 4th Math
  • 1.0 3rd Science
  • 1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)

College Credit Opportunities*

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class

  • Davenport University
  • Washtenaw Community College

Certification Opportunities

10-hour OSHA Certificate


Scott Biggs has been in the construction industry for over 25 years. During that time he has experienced residential and commercial construction, facilities maintenance, lumber retail, and entrepreneurship in the construction industry. He teaches adult education classes and summer career camps for the Lenawee Intermediate School District. Mr. Biggs worked as the teacher assistant in the Building Trades/Construction Careers programs. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kaplan University.

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Teacher Assistant

Matthew Hodges is a graduate of the LISD TECH Center’s Residential Construction program. He began working as the teacher assistant for Residential Construction directly out of high school. Matt has 10 years of experience working at the LISD TECH Center, as well as experience working around Lenawee County and surrounding areas. He is currently pursuing his Michigan Builder’s license and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management degree.