M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management


Perry Construction Yard

Soils Lab

The Mechanical Laboratory Sequence
Changing the method the laboratories are delivered is a fundamental part of Mechanical laboratory sequence and keeps things interesting. We have field trips; demonstrations by craftsmen, hands-on instruction by craftsmen with the opportunity for participation; use of equipment trainers; plan reading and peer to peer learning laboratories. Peer to Peer laboratories are done by soliciting a group of volunteers who are trained and these people in turn train the rest of their classmates. One of these Peer to Peer labs is for students to learn how to solder copper pipe, use compression and flare fittings, make cross-linked polyethylene connections, solvent weld plastic pipe and thread black iron pipe.

Student volunteers teach their peers how to thread pipe

Students take static pressure measurements on an air handler

Students learn how to work with duct under the supervision of expert craftsmen


Computing Lab

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Student Lounge


Rinker Grounds

…and beyond