Friday, July 15, 2011


I was reading one of my news feeds today when I came across something so unique that I wondered why nobody in our industry hadn't thought of it.  

The Public Broadcasting TV station in Chicago is airing a 13 part series on building a SITE built home.  I hope they show all the part-time inexperienced workers that make up a lot of the Summer workforce at most site built home sites and the fights and delays with code enforcement officials but I doubt it.

Here is the article:

The construction of new home in Lemont's Briarcliffe subdivision will be filmed for a syndicated television show, village officials announced Monday.

Built to Last, a new carpentry construction show produced through the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters' Labor and Management Committee, will feature the entire building process of the new home, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in August.

According to the show's Facebook page, the series features residential and commercial construction projects "from the ground up, highlighting what it takes to execute those projects using skill, expertise and the latest technology."

The show is aired through Lakeshore Public Television, which brings "PBS television and original programming to viewers in the lakeshore region of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland."
Lakeshore Public Television airs in more than 200 communities, according to the Built to Last website. In Lemont, programs air on Comcast Channel 21.

Village Administrator Ben Wehmeier said during the Village Board meeting Monday night that the 13-episode series will highlight the construction of a new "green home" in Briarcliffe.

Each episode features a different aspect of the building process, from foundations to flooring.
Wehmeier and Mayor Brian Reaves met with representatives from the show June 13 to finalize plans, according to village documents.

"It's an exciting opportunity to feature Lemont as a whole," said Reaves said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of factorys that could get a local TV station to do something like this as a month long series on a news cast but they won't. Damn shame too.