I. The following tools are required of all Construction majors. Students must have them upon entry into their first lab in their first semester.
|16 oz. claw hammer |
20-24 oz. framing hammer
Combination square or speed square
Framing square w/ rafter table
25' or 30' steel tape measure
50' or 100' tape measure
8 or 10 pt. crosscut hand saw
Utility knife w/ blades
Stair gages (square locks)
Chalk line w/ chalk
Screwdriver set (slotted & phillips)
1 1/2- putty knife
3/8" Cordless drill
Construction Master V or Pro calculator*
*Calculator may be purchased through the VU bookstore if so desired.
II. Students should have adequate work clothing for both interior and exterior work, including the following:
- coveralls or overalls
- boots or heavy work shoes (steel-toed recommended)
III. All tools are to be on the job or in the lab every work day. Individual lockers are available for tool storage - there is a $5.00 rental fee for the entire school year. Locks and keys are furnished, but are to be returned at the end of the year. Lockers measure 11" wide X 19" high X 48" deep.
IV. It is recommended that students purchase good quality tools. A tool box will be needed for carrying tools to and from jobs, labs, etc. VU does not insure students' tools against damage, theft, or loss of any type (please check with your homeowners' coverage).