Discover the fundamental construction techniques for building features that will withstand the forces of nature, such as yearly freeze and thaw cycles. Learn how to detail, specify for and construct simple walls, paving systems and steps, and discuss garden structures and drainage.
Horticulture / Plants
Housing & Community Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Understand the freeze thaw cycle, especially in western Pennsvlania.
2) Learn how to detail and specify for simple wall, paving systems, garden structures, steps, and fences.
3) Learn basic construction techniques for the structures listed in objective 2.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens