UH Students Building a Playset for CASA

Project to Benefit Foster Children is Part of Community Outreach Effort

Construction management students at the University of Houston are building an elaborate piece of playground equipment to benefit children living in foster care.

The work is taking place on the UH campus, between the Technology Annex and the Central Plant. Andy Cordova, president of the UH Associated Builders and Contractors student chapter, said the student group was asked to build the playground equipment by the Montgomery County chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, which provides volunteer advocates for children in the foster care system.

Students will build a playscape, about eight feet square, designed like a truck topped by a crane that children can manipulate. The work will continue Saturdays through July.

WHAT:                            UH Construction Management students will begin building a playset to be used

                                        by child clients of Montgomery County Court Appointed Special Advocates.  

WHEN:                           9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Work is expected to continue July 19 and

                                       July 26.                                         

WHERE:                         University of Houston, between the Technology Annex and Central Plant.

WHO:                              Construction management students from the UH College of Technology.