Suzanne K. Miller
227 Granger Center
605 S. Warren Ave.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education
The Construction Technology & Management (CTMG) Program officially moved into the Granger Center for Construction and HVACR at the start of the Winter semester in January 2004 and looks as good today as it did the day it opened.
We are very proud of this state-of-the-industry teaching facility. We share the building with Ferris State's nationally acclaimed Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) program.
The building is a working/living. Plumbing, mechanical, electrical, structural-- all building systems are exposed to some extent for students and faculty to use in their learning and teaching exercises.
The two-story high-bay William J. Pulte Construction Practices Lab is dedicated to the practices and framing courses. --The James Klett Family Materials lab now houses both materials and soils classes. The Frederickson Family Mechanical and Electrical Construction Practices Lab provides students with a dedicated classroom to focus on mechanical and electrical construction
Classrooms are sized for spreading out plans and specifications. Each classroom is outfitted with state-of-the-art teaching aids such as an instructional computer, visualizer, DVD, and LCD projection system.
The CTMG Program has two dedicated computer labs with 18 workstations each. The dual labs allow the teaching of courses in one with simultaneous student access in the other. The labs are equipped to simulate a construction office with the latest software for construction management. Applications are added as they become available.
The Whiting-Turner Auditorium has also been added to the south end of the building. Containing similar instruction tools, this room also provides distance learning capabilities.
All faculty and program offices are on the second floor.
The glass-enclosed Student Commons rises two and half stories in the center of the building. Here, students can meet, study, and relax while waiting for classes or a professor. Additional computers throughout the building provide ready access for all. Visiting companies can use this area for displays and presentations.
All construction courses are taught in this facility, except for surveying and field engineering labs which occur outside around campus.
What a great place to learn!