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Project Manager / Site Supervisor
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

Williamstown MA USA

The Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity (NBHfH) is seeking a Project Manager to be
responsible for all new construction and repair projects in carrying out the mission of NBHfH to
work with families as they lift up their lives, by building safe, sound and affordable housing. This
individual leads the overall construction planning, budgeting, resourcing, and on-site
construction supervision. The position is part-time, and requires working and communicating
effectively with the Board of Directors, Building Committee, contractors and volunteers.

Requirements

  • Hold a valid unrestricted MA Construction Supervisor License.
  • Competent Person Training (preferred) or other documented safety training.
  • Five years minimum experience in the building trades. Previous experience supervising workers as lead carpenter, site supervisor or project manager.
  • Knowledge of residential construction needed to oversee all aspects of building projects.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate, and manage multiple work activities.
  • Ability to read and interpret standard residential construction blueprints and specifications.
  • Ability to work with and supervise volunteers of all ages, from sixteen and up with different backgrounds.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Review construction documents for project buildability, cost, material resources, Habitat criteria and selection of subcontractors.
  • Examine documents to ensure that design meets current IRC requirements.
  • Develop a detailed project budget and schedule.
  • Request bids from subcontractors and material suppliers and award contracts.
  • Coordinate multi-party team of professional personnel, volunteers and contractors.
  • Apply for necessary permits including, building permit, curb cut, sewer and water connections and sign permit and coordinate regulatory inspections (Electric and plumbing permits obtained by respective subcontractors.)
  • Implement safety program and ensure appropriate trainings and inspections of tools and equipment.
  • Procure tools and materials are available in timely manner for planned tasks. Be available to pick up materials for work days.
  • Maintain reports and records such as information board with safety posters, 911 response, SDS binder, safety manual, instructions for volunteers, family sweat equity hours, daily work reports, release and liability forms, manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions for purchased items

Applications should be submitted to: andyhogeland@gmail.com

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Our current building project is a three-bedroom, one and one half bath, house on the corner of Cole Avenue and Maple Street in Williamstown.

We had hoped to complete this house in Fall 2020, but the COVID pandemic has slowed down our building schedule, first with a three month shutdown last spring and then with a reduction in the number of volunteers on site to accommodate COVID restrictions.

The exterior insulation and vinyl siding has been completed and the volunteer crew is progressing on interior work. We now hope to have the house completed in late spring or early summer 2021. Once the Cole Avenue house is completed, we expect to start another house on the neighboring lot on Maple Street.

While we normally welcome worksite volunteers, we are not scheduling new volunteer groups or individuals at this time due to COVID restrictions.

The Shed Raffle is over and was a very successful fundraiser. Thank you to all who participated, to those who sold tickets, and to people who worked behind the scenes!

The winner of the Shed Raffle is Jennifer Choquette of North Adams! 

A special Thank You to George Mott, owner of Sheds-N-Stuff, for moving the shed to Main Street and the winner of the raffle! 

Moving the shed

 

 

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 in Americus, Georgia, Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Today, Habitat works in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries and has helped 9.8 million people achieve strength, stability, and independence through safe, decent, and affordable shelter.  

 

See what's new in our August Newsletter

Please take a minute to browse through our newsletter.

Click on the images to the left to enlarge. 

 

Summary:

 

Page one  - Paul Austin has announced his retirement at the completion of the Cole Ave Habitat Home, and we dedicate the front page of the newsletter to him. Paul has been in a leadership position for the Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity affiliate for eighteen years. Read about his journey from the early years to the present.

 

Page two - The Cole Ave Habitat Home is available. Read about how to apply and the details for eligibility. Also, page two has an article about what a home means. This is a summary of what new homeowners say after applying for a Habitat Home. 

At the bottom of page two is an ad about a shed raffle now in progress. Tickets can be purchased at https://go.rallyup.com/aea486. Good luck!

 

Page three - "This is our 30th Anniversary" discusses the success of Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity since 1990. "Why do I volunteer" is an excellent article by Barbara Carr about her experience as a Habitat Volunteer. 

Also on page three is a list of the Board of Directors and "Cars for Homes" ad. Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity benefits from each car donated. (If you want to donate your car, just call 877-227-4344.)

 

Page four - This page is about the construction progress on Cole Ave - along with pictures of our dedicated volunteers in action.

 

Thank you Dana Bixby - Architecture, Trinity Engineering, and BEK Associates, for your generous donations of professional services.
We'd like to thank...

The Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, has said, “Every wall has two lives.” Architecture is about how we make openings in the walls around us or between us. Openings give us the possibility of moving. Openings help us see. Openings connect the world on two sides of a wall. When we move through a wall, we know more because we know both sides. In moving through space, along a path that is created, I am grateful when movement and space find each other because of a wall and its openings and we have discovered the excitement of architecture.

Corporate Partner

Dana Bixby Architecture
P.O. Box 556
24 Swamp Road
01266 MA
United States

Trinity Engineering & Technical Services, LLC has, since 1997, provided civil and environmental engineering services in southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, upstate New York and beyond. Using our client centric approach, we focus our efforts on the needs of your project. We can quickly identify the engineering and permitting issues affecting your project in order to provide you with the services you need. From the conceptual planning stage to final completion, we use the proven practices and the latest technology to deliver quality, value and service to each of our clients.

Corporate Partner

Trinity Engineering
751 Main Road
05352 VT
United States

BEK Associates is a local land surveying business. They have provided surveying services on our current Williamstown project as well as on past projects and on site selection.

Corporate Partner

BEK Associates
9 Curtis Avenue
01226 MA
United States

We will soon be starting the construction of the Habitat Home on Cole Ave in Williamstown. If you would like to register to volunteer, please call us at 413-664-4440. Thank you!

How can you get involved?  There are a variety of ways! 

  • Construction - I can swing a hammer (or willing to learn)
  • Fundraising - I can help find funding or organize fundraising events
  • Marketing - I can help get out the Habitat message?
  • Materials - My company can donate/discount materials for house construction
  • Supervisors and experienced help with specific skills are also neededelectricians, plumbers, roofers, heavy equipment operators. If you fall into this category, please contact Paul Austin at 802-694-1606 or email paustin@fairpoint.net. Thank you!

No matter how you decide to become involved, you will meet great people who find tremendous satisfaction from working together and helping others.

If interested, please use the form below, call 413-664-4440, or email us at office@northberkshirehabitat.org Thank you!

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We'd like to thank...

The Japanese architect, Tadao Ando, has said, “Every wall has two lives.” Architecture is about how we make openings in the walls around us or between us. Openings give us the possibility of moving. Openings help us see. Openings connect the world on two sides of a wall. When we move through a wall, we know more because we know both sides. In moving through space, along a path that is created, I am grateful when movement and space find each other because of a wall and its openings and we have discovered the excitement of architecture.

Corporate Partner

Dana Bixby Architecture
P.O. Box 556
24 Swamp Road
01266 MA
United States

BEK Associates is a local land surveying business. They have provided surveying services on our current Williamstown project as well as on past projects and on site selection.

Corporate Partner

BEK Associates
9 Curtis Avenue
01226 MA
United States

Trinity Engineering & Technical Services, LLC has, since 1997, provided civil and environmental engineering services in southern Vermont, western Massachusetts, upstate New York and beyond. Using our client centric approach, we focus our efforts on the needs of your project. We can quickly identify the engineering and permitting issues affecting your project in order to provide you with the services you need. From the conceptual planning stage to final completion, we use the proven practices and the latest technology to deliver quality, value and service to each of our clients.

Corporate Partner

Trinity Engineering
751 Main Road
05352 VT
United States