Student profile: David Sawatzky - 2017 graduate
Okanagan College Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT) program graduate David Sawatzky used the knowledge and skills he acquired in the program to construct an ultra energy-efficient house in Lumby. Read his story below.
In search of an innovative building solution, David Sawatzky discovered much more than a new perspective when he enrolled in Okanagan College’s Sustainable Construction Management Technology diploma (SCMT): he adopted sustainability as a way of life.
“I had worked in the building industry for years and was dissatisfied,” says 38-year-old Sawatzky. “I knew there had to be a better way to build.
“The SCMT program was exactly what I was looking for,” explains the recent graduate who was part of the program’s first graduating class last month. “It was unique in Canada, a first of its kind. Right away I knew it could give me the leg-up on the industry competition.”
Inspired by the skills and theories learned in the classroom, he set out to build his own net-zero energy house.
Read full story here.
What is Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT?)
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. SCMT is a forward thinking program designed to enable, empower and inspire the emerging generation of construction managers and technologists to deliver true sustainable development.
With an eye to lean and green building principles, a sustainable construction manager organizes and supervises large infrastructure building projects, including sourcing materials, budgeting, scheduling and managing safety procedures and protocols, in ways that minimize the impact of the project on the environment and maximize its energy efficiency.
Why Okanagan College?
What will I learn?
View full program outline for a complete list of SCMT courses.
Find more information about tuition, fees, and important dates here.
Have a question? Explore the menu on the left for more information, or contact:
Dr. Amy Vaillancourt