SUNY Delhi receives $100,000 for Residential Construction program

SUNY Delhi has received a $100,000 grant from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to establish a Residential Construction Management (RCM) concentration as part of its Construction Management program
“This grant, combined with our outstanding faculty, will help us meet the needs of our students and the needs of the residential construction industry, the cornerstone of our economy,” said President Candace S. Vancko.
Among Delhi’s incoming construction majors, 75 percent say they have a strong interest in residential construction. The college’s current Construction Management program focuses primarily on commercial and industrial sectors of the industry. With the NAHB grant, the college is able to create a formalized path for students to pursue their interest in residential construction management. The grant funds will also help expand industry partnerships with the goal of providing students access to a wide selection of internships and job opportunities.
“We are proud to say that SUNY Delhi will be the first to deliver this type of specialized program in the Northeast,” said Eric Robert, SUNY Delhi Dean of Applied Sciences and Building Technologies. “The NAHB grant allows us to combine the strengths and faculty expertise of SUNY Delhi’s Construction and Carpentry programs.”
Gary Brackett, Associate Professor of Applied Sciences and Building Technologies, said, “The NAHB grant is jump-starting a residential construction management option at Delhi that will prepare students to become leaders in this sector of the industry.”
SUNY Delhi has a long-standing reputation as a premier instructional program for all aspects of building construction technology and related areas, offering the first construction curriculum in the U.S. beginning in 1933.
The college offers a Construction Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program that is nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. Unique to the program is the option for students to continue their education at Delhi in its Construction Management baccalaureate program.
For more information about SUNY Delhi’s Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management: Design and Building, contact Enrollment Services at 1-800-96-DELHI or visit www.delhi.edu.