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Scholarship of Engagement and Project Based Learning: Experiential based learning project for construction management students at Western Carolina University Abstract
The Peggy Crosby Center located in Highlands, North Carolina is a multi-use complex that was built in the late 1800’s. Originally built as a private dwelling and after many years it was donated to the village of Highlands. The structure received renovations and additions over the years when it became the regional hospital for the area. Upon the recent completion of the new regional hospital the Peggy Crosby Center became a not for profit establishment for the community. It currently houses a computer training center, day care center, used bookstore, Red Cross offices, and a catering business, along with other use groups. During the fall of 2008, members of the Peggy Crosby Board of Directors approached the faculty of the Construction Management program to assist them with needed updates and renovations for their building. The faculty provided plans, estimates and recommendations for a various number of issues. This paper discusses the results of the consultations by Western Carolina University faculty members for the Peggy Crosby Center and student work.
Areas of Concern and Question: What is currently in place for energy efficiency and is it adequate? What can be done internally to make the building more energy efficient? What assessment can be made about the current heating system? What alternative energy sources can be applied to the structure as upgrades? Would the alternative sources be beneficial over time? What building components need to be updated and replaced? What renovations can be done to expand the use within the existing building footprint? What costs would be incurred? How long will renovations and upgrades take?
Key words: engagement, project based learning, experiential learning.
Introduction The Peggy Crosby Center located in Highlands, North Carolina is a multi-use complex that was built in the late 1800’s. The structure was originally built as a private dwelling and then after many years, the building was donated to the village of Highlands. The structure received renovations and additions over the years and eventually became the regional hospital for the area. Upon the recent completion of a new regional hospital, the Peggy Crosby Center became a nonprofit establishment for the community. It currently houses a computer training center, day care center, used bookstore, Red Cross offices, and a catering business, along with other groups.
Miers, R., & Ford, G. (2010, June), Scholarship Of Engagement And Project Based Learning: Experiential Based Learning Project For Construction Management Students At Western Carolina University Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. 10.18260/1-2--15852
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