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Student-Built House Auction Set for Oct. 26

The PCC Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) Division will be auctioning this house to the highest bidder on Oct. 26 to fund future CIT training projects for students at the college.

WINTERVILLE—A house built through the combined efforts of Pitt Community College Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) students will be sold by public auction next month to fund future CIT training activities.

According to Bill Hill, department chair of PCC’s Building Construction Technology program, the Craftsman-style bungalow home to be auctioned is 1,344 square feet and features three bedrooms and two full baths. It will be sold to the highest bidder Oct. 26, he said, adding that the auction will begin at 10 a.m.

Since 1988, students from Pitt’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, Electrical/Electronics, Building Construction and Architectural technology programs have worked together to construct energy-efficient houses. Hill said the projects take four semesters to complete and provide students with knowledge of the construction trade and extensive hands-on experience.

Hill said the homes that CIT students construct are extremely well built and meet or exceed Greenville Utilities Commission E300 standards for energy efficiency.

The house to be auctioned in October is located on the west side of PCC’s main campus, just off Reedy Branch Road. Hill said those interested in purchasing it can schedule a tour to see it firsthand prior to the auction.

In addition to a covered front porch with hand-crafted, tapered columns and vinyl siding, the home features painted molding and trim, insulated windows, custom-built oak cabinets and a high-efficiency heat pump. It also includes fiberglass-insulated doors, a dishwasher, range and microwave, and washer/dryer, disposal and ice maker hookups.

Hill said next month’s auction will have a minimum opening bid and the person with the highest bid must be prepared to make a 10-percent down payment on the day of the auction. The winning bidder, he said, is also responsible for having the home moved.

For more information, contact Hill by telephone at (252) 493-7282 or by e-mail at bhill@email.pittcc.edu.