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Women Build Construction Classes

Women Build Construction Classes

June 1, 2013 - June 22, 2013 at 9:00am - 4:00pm

Hey ladies, tired of having to hire a contractor to fix every little thing in your house? Learn hands-on construction skills in these classes - by women, for women!

Classes are held on Saturdays at our warehouse.  Tuition is $300 and includes a course binder used in each class.
Lauren Mariani, a private contractor and former Habitat Philadelphia staff member, teaches the course. Each class includes a morning lecture followed by hands-on practice in the afternoon. This is the kind of class where you will get to try everything out - you won't just be watching the instructor do it.

Since these are full-day classes, participants should be comfortable standing for a few hours at a time and should know that parts of the class will take place in our unheated/cooled warehouse. Participants will be responsible for their own lunches.


**If you have already signed up but did not receive a receipt or confirmation, please contact Kristin Caldwell to confirm your registration, at or 215 765 6000 x14.

June 1,  9:00 am-4:00 pm
· Morning Session:  Intro to Hand Tools
· Afternoon Session:  Power Tools
June 8, 9:00am–4:00pm
· Morning Session:  Framing Basics
· Afternoon Session:  Roofing
June 15, 9:00am–4:00pm
· Morning Session:  Sheathing and Siding
· Afternoon Session:  Painting, Drywall, Insulation
June 22, 9:00am–4:00pm
· Morning Session:  Flooring 
· Afternoon Session:  Finish Carpentry

For questions or problems with registration, please contact Kristin Caldwell at or 215 765 6000 x14.