Lending a helping hand, students from California State University, Chico's Concrete Industry Management program constructed two homes.
CIM Lending a helping hand, students from California State University, Chico's Concrete Industry Management program constructed two homes.

Students from the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program at California State University, Chico, recently helped Catalyst Domestic Violence Services to build two 840-square-foot transitional housing units located near the Catalyst facility. CIM students assisted with the concrete portion of the project, which included foundations, slabs on grade, sidewalks, and driveways. “A tremendous amount of planning was undertaken by students, advisors, and community volunteers, and the outcome was fantastic,” says Tanya Wattenburg Komas, CIM program director. “The concrete work showcases an aesthetically pleasing acid stain appearance, while providing an environmentally friendly application.” Chico State CIM patrons donated nearly all the materials and equipment for the concrete. Go to www.concretedegree.com to learn more about the project.