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C.O.R.E. fundraising goal thermometerThe Community Outreach, Research and Education (C.O.R.E.) Initiative has been conceived to enhance construction education at UWF and in the greater Pensacola, Florida community. We are renovating an existing printing services building as a multipurpose construction lab, where the facilities will include a trade demonstration area, a construction yard, soils testing equipment and an energy efficiency demonstration and applied learning prototype. The building is intended to serve students, industry professionals, and the residents of the community and region.

Want to get involved?
The completion of the C.O.R.E. Initiative is dependent upon private donors. Corporations or individuals interested in the C.O.R.E. Initiative may provide financial support, donate time, materials and/or services. Please contact the Project Director or Project Coordinator for further information:

Aneurin Grant
C.O.R.E. Initiative Project Team Director, Assistant Professor
University of West Florida Building Construction Program
11000 University Parkway, Building 70
Pensacola, FL 32514
850–474–2484
325–359–6980
agrant1@uwf.edu
Glenda Mayo
C.O.R.E. Initiative Project Coordinator, Program Coordinator/Faculty
University of West Florida Building Construction Program
11000 University Parkway, Building 70
Pensacola, FL 32514
850–857–6390
gmayo@uwf.edu

Community Outreach

The UWF Building Construction Program’s Community Outreach, Research and Education (C.O.R.E.) Initiative provides a much-needed, educational resource for the University of West Florida and greater Pensacola community. Course work will geared toward green construction techniques, cost engineering, soils analysis and applied learning experiences. The initiative is expected to provide a foundation for faculty and student research, a construction education resource to the community and enhanced, high–impact student learning outcomes for our students. The facility will also be made available for local industry groups and for continuing education.



Research and Education

The C.O.R.E. initiative will provide research facilities for sustainable construction techniques, building economics and engineering. The renovation will highlight the performance of energy efficient technologies, such as wall forms, roofing systems, windows, water heaters, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, sealed attic spaces and controls systems. Many of these systems will be sub–metered, providing a rich source of data for student and faculty research. The construction yard and soils lab will facilitate high–impact and experiential learning activities. Students will have an area to test materials and designs, and build larger projects. The facilities will be made available for regular tours, community events, continuing education coursework and workshops.



Proposed Technologies

The C.O.R.E. Initiative will highlight several energy–efficient technologies. Exhibits are planned for insulation systems, weather stripping and sealing, duct installation efficiency, potable water conservation, lighting, water heating, HVAC systems, windows and daylighting, controls, thermal blinds, household appliances, solar panels and a wireless electric car charging station.



Team Members

Aneurin Grant Aneurin Grant UWF, Project Director, Assistant Professor
Glenda Mayo Glenda Mayo UWF, Program Coordinator, Faculty
Gretchen VanValkenburg Gretchen VanValkenburg UWF, Executive Director of Development
Carlos Gonzalez Carlos Gonzalez UWF, Assistant Director, Facilities Development and Operations
David Pinder David Pinder Pinder Martin and Associates, Project Architect
Nathan Green Nathan Green The Green-Simmons Company, Inc. , President, General Contractor
Andrew Heitman Andrew Heitman Building Energy Sciences, LLC, Owner, Commissioning Agent and Building Consultant
Glenn Langan Glenn Langan Gulf Power, Supervisor, Energy Sales & Efficiency

How to participate

Want to get involved?

If you wish to participate in the CORE Initiative, the project committee meets every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Building 70 conference room. For additional information, please contact the Program Director or the Project Coordinator:

Aneurin Grant
C.O.R.E. Initiative Project Team Director, Assistant Professor
University of West Florida Building Construction Program
11000 University Parkway, Building 70
Pensacola, FL 32514
850–474–2484
325–359–6980
agrant1@uwf.edu
Glenda Mayo
C.O.R.E. Initiative Project Coordinator, Program Coordinator/Faculty
University of West Florida Building Construction Program
11000 University Parkway, Building 70
Pensacola, FL 32514
850–857–6390
gmayo@uwf.edu


Construction Progress

Phase I of the construction is currently underway. The current scope of work includes preliminary demolition, structural modification, new roofing and glazing system installation, envelope dry–in and the installation of a solar panel array.

The Demolition begins... Demolition phase of transforming Building 80 has begun! Footing construction. Solar panels!       A new roof! C.O.R.E. progress! C.O.R.E. progress! C.O.R.E. progress! C.O.R.E. progress! C.O.R.E. progress!

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C.O.R.E. Initiatve Donors

A Advanced Superior Phone and Data, Inc.
Acuity Brands
AE New Construction
A.S.H.R.A.E. Northwest Florida Chapter
ACT Inc. D'MAND Systems
AE New
Alabama AGC
AMA Lighting
Andersen Corporation
Angelini Tile
Armstrong World
Birkshire Johnstone
Bizzell, Neff & Galloway
Block USA
B&H Construction
Bradley Masonry
Brown Construction
Cemex
City of Pensacola
Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry Bond & Stackhouse
Coastal Equipment
Coldwell Banker United Realtors
Comfort Systems
Commander Air
Compass Solar
C-Sharpe Co, LLC.
Edwards Roofing
E.I. DuPont Parksite
Emerald Coast Building Supply
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
Ferguson
Ferguson Water Works Division
Fisher Cabinet
Florida Pest Control & Chemical Company
Florida Tile
Gateway Lighting & Fans
Grant Holmes
The Green-Simmons Co.
Gulf Power
Heffernan, Holland & Morgan Architecture
Hill Enterprises
Interbay
Jenkins Brick Company
Jill White
Jones Floor Covering
Josh Owens
Kelson Electric
L&W Supply
Larry Jacobs & Associates
Loftis Marine Division, Inc.
Marspec
Mathis Electric
Mayer Electric
Milton Truss
Neogard
Nathan Green
Northwest Florida Bricklayers
Parksite Group
Patcraft
Perdido Home Tile
Pensacola Energy
Pensacola Glass
Pinder-Martin and Associates
ProBuild
ReadyMix USA
Rebuild Northwest Florida, Inc.
Sheet Metal Master
Siemens
Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc.
SolaTube International, Inc.
Steel-Con
Tony Luciano
Valspar
Viega
W.R. Grace
W.R. Taylor
Wayne-Dalton
Webb Electric

Want to get involved?

The completion of the C.O.R.E. Initiative is dependent on private donors. Corporations or individuals interested in the C.O.R.E. Initiative may provide financial support, donate time, materials and/or services.

The Green-Simmons Company Challenge!

The University of West Florida’s Building Construction Program is now underway with construction on the Community, Outreach, Research and Education (C.O.R.E.) Initiative Facility. The C.O.R.E. Initiative includes established partners such as Gulf Power Company who provided $100,000 and Webb Electric Company who provided $35,000.

In recognition of these gifts, the Green–Simmons Company has agreed to match up to $35,000 for all new gifts made to the C.O.R.E. initiative by June 30, 2013. The Building Construction program would like to thank our established partners and the Green–Simmons Company for their continued support of the Building Construction Program.

Please contact the Project Director or Project Coordinator for further information on how you can help.

Aneurin Grant
C.O.R.E. Initiative Project Team Director, Assistant Professor
University of West Florida Building Construction Program
11000 University Parkway, Building 70
Pensacola, FL 32514
850–474–2484
325–359–6980
agrant1@uwf.edu
Glenda Mayo
C.O.R.E. Initiative Project Coordinator, Program Coordinator/Faculty
University of West Florida Building Construction Program
11000 University Parkway, Building 70
Pensacola, FL 32514
850–857–6390
gmayo@uwf.edu


The Building Construction program at the University of West Florida offers a comprehensive curriculum in project administration, codes, estimating, scheduling, methods, safety, mechanical and structural systems. Graduates of the program have a highly transferable skill set and may work in allied fields. Approximately 70% of our graduates find employment in the construction industry in the greater Pensacola area. Others find employment elsewhere, generally in the southeastern United States. As the program continues to expand, we are enhancing our facilities with the C.O.R.E. Construction Lab, which includes a soils lab, a trade demonstration area and a construction yard. These facilities will allow students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real-world design and building projects.

For further information about the UWF Building Construction program, please visit our webpage at http://uwf.edu/ect/construction.cfm.

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