GCP Applied Technologies (formerly part of W.R. Grace) has partnered with the Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge High School in Loxahatchee, Florida to help construct a home for Habitat for Humanity. Built in modular sections in the school’s workshop, the home, which is 1206 sq. ft and features three bedrooms and two baths, was delivered to Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County in February.
For over two years GCP has donated self-adhered weather resistive barrier, Vycor enV-S, to the academy for the student to use to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. The Vycor enV-S material provides an alternative to housewraps. And, since it is GPC Applied Technologies’ latest in residential building science and designed to create an air-tight, yet breathable home, the high school students learn building fundamentals and how to properly use modern materials and construction techniques.
“Our partnership with the Weitz Construction Academy has been a great experience and opportunity for GCP,” said GCP Applied Technologies’ Marketing Director Sonya Santos. “The program provides weather protected and affordable homes for hard working families in Palm Beach County and has given hundreds of students an opportunity to learn important career skills, training the next generation of construction professionals. The academy’s unique mission is inspiring young students and teaching them the latest construction techniques in all trades, while giving back to the community. We are honored to be a part of it.”