UMaine News

Construction engineering students helping Habitat for Humanity in Old Town, WVII reports

WVII (Channel 7) reported 21 construction engineering technology students at the University of Maine are helping Habitat for Humanity renovate a home in Old Town. The students, who began planning last semester, are currently in the demolition process getting rid of structural flaws, WVII reported. “We have some bowed ceilings, bowed roof; we have to take apart pretty much everything and start from scratch and then build from there,” UMaine student John Martin said, adding it feels good to know they are helping out a family in need of a home. The project is expected to take 16 weeks, lasting throughout the fall semester, according to the report.