Studio + Build

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Assistant Professors Rusty Lay (Industrial Design) and Eric Wetzel (Building Science), and CCIC Director Professor Paul Holley collaborated with construction tool manufacturer Western Forge in Fall of 2016 to develop new tool concepts, accessories, and branding strategies for the domestic tool maker. Working with a 3rd year Industrial Design studio, students and faculty interacted with end users in addition to the manufacturer to explore new solutions to potentially improve productivity and/or safety in the construction industry. Studio+Build was begun in 2006, and to date has produced hundreds of concepts, several of which have received full utility patent.