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Architecture Students Visit Great Country Timber Frames Company in Ellington, Connecticut


Posted 04/10/2018
Submitted by Katrina Mill
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

Architecture students taking AET 364 in Spring 2018 visited Great Country Timber Frames in Ellington, Connecticut on March 29, 2018, to learn about design and fabrication of structural timber structures. The visit was organized and supervised by Assistant Professor Timothy Adekunle in conjunction with Associate Professor Ted Sawruk. The facility tour to the company was led by the owner Everett Skinner IV and included a tour of the design and manufacturing facility, including their CNC machine.  This technology is so innovative that it can produce the pieces for a heavy timber frame that would have taken traditional artisans three weeks, in three days.  The firm's goal is to reintroduced timber construction into local building projects.