Automotive Student Works to Finish What His Father Started

Kyle Delaney is perfect example of what happens when passion meets determination. He is currently enrolled at New England Institute of Technology in the Advanced Automotive Technology with High Performance program, set to graduate in June 2017. But his story reaches far beyond the confines of campus.

Delaney is in the process of restoring a 1949 Ford F1; a project that was originally started by his father and a close family friend back in the early 1970s, and that he and his father have now been working on since Delaney was about 16. His penchant for fixing things started at a young age, with his father being the main influence of his interests.

“I’ve always been around cars and trucks my whole life. My father worked as a construction worker and he used to always give me rides in the machines when I was little. I think that, plus the vehicles we have had throughout my life, whet my appetite for everything mechanical. When I was six, I got my first dirt bike and there were days I would ride it and try to fix it if it was broken from first thing in the morning until the sun went down.

Once I started getting into cars and learning more about them, I started to go to a lot more car shows and read more about car related news. After going to a couple shows I really began to like and respect the older vehicles more than today’s vehicles.”

Delaney provided some insight into the history of this project, which was originally started by Delaney’s father, and Dan, who was a father figure to the elder Delaney.

“My grandfather died when my father was younger, I believe 11 or 12. Dan basically was the one who showed my father how to do things around the house and in Dan’s free time, when he needed some extra cash, he would work on people’s cars and my father would help him out. Around the same time frame that my grandfather died, Dan bought a truck from a guy who lived down the road; a 1949 Ford F1. Dan wanted to rebuild the truck to have fun in and drive around town. In their free time Dan and my dad would work on it. Along the way, Dan showed my father how to rebuild brakes. They then sanded it all down, fixed all the rot and imperfections, painted it with primer, and rebuilt what else needed to be rebuilt.”

After Delaney’s father graduated from high school, the F1 was moved to a friend’s garage. The restoration was cut short when the garage collapsed on the vehicle, crushing the frame and rendering it all but totaled. Dan dismantled the truck, but kept everything together, and it remained by that garage for almost 30 years.

“I was talking to my dad one night and we both agreed we’d like to get a project car to work on in our free time. Around that time, Dan got back into touch with my dad. Dan still lived in Portsmouth, RI with his wife, Mim, down the street from where my dad grew up. He got into contact with my father after learning he had pancreatic cancer. Thirty-one days after he found out, he died. After the funeral my father made it a point to go see Mim every weekend we could. One day we got on the subject of my father and I getting a project vehicle and she said, ‘You know, Danny still has all the parts for that Ford truck you guys used to work on. You guys can have it all if you want.’”

And so a new generation was introduced to the 1949 Ford F1 project. This time around it was especially challenging considering the truck was in pieces, and some of it was unsalvageable.

“I started with miscellaneous parts that ranged from the original seat to the original windshield that still shows the 1969 Rhode Island State Inspection sticker. I only had the doors and a couple fenders for the outside.

I had a vision of having a perfectly restored 1949 Ford F1 that was all stock. The only problem with that was all my sheet metal, like my bed, front fenders, and cab, sat outside for 30 years, not even a mile from Narragansett Bay. Most of it was rotted away and the chassis was nowhere in sight. I basically had to start off by finding what I needed.

I ended up finding a 1949 Ford F1 chassis that was listed for sale in Connecticut. We bought it and began assembling it in my garage. At first I really struggled because I had no clue where most of the parts went. It wasn’t until a coworker of mine gave me a manual he had for these trucks that I was able to assemble it correctly.”

Delaney also purchased a parts truck, a 1948 Ford F2, to help slowly piece the original truck back together. The main reason for the purchase was the engine, but he found some automobile history on the doors of the cab in the process.

“I found them with a full coat of primer over the letters and paint and could see through the primer what resembled letters. I sanded down the primer lightly and began to find more and more letters. The best part is both doors match. I used the cab from the truck as a donor cab since mine was completely rotted out.”

Kyle Delaney with doors off of a 1948 Ford F2, from Russell’s Engine Rebuilding in Cambridge, MA

Delaney did his homework. He contacted the Cambridge, Massachusetts Historical Society, sent them pictures of the doors, and received a response within the hour. They sent him photos of the building and some of the vehicles the business used to promote the company.

“Apparently that guy’s business was huge in Cambridge! The company’s name is Russell’s Engine Rebuilding and it was in business from the Model T era to the mid-1970s. They would do full engine rebuilds and mechanic work in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”

Images provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

 

Image provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

As his love of antique cars grew, Delaney decided to pursue a career in the automotive industry and enrolled at New England Institute of Technology. His experience at New England Tech has provided him with the fundamentals of design, theory of operation, and servicing techniques of the many systems and system components of today’s automobiles, but he has been fortunate to apply the same techniques to help him get his antique Ford running.

“Right off the bat, I started my experience at NEIT by rebuilding a Ford Flathead V8 for my truck in the Engines Lab. I took what I learned in my other classes, like electrical, and completely rebuilt the electrical system, my drive-line related class, and rebuilt the brakes and rear differential, and welding, by re-welding patches and other little pieces like a crack in one of my original steel wheels that had the Ford logo stamped into the center.”

Delaney has his truck to the point where he is able to hop in and ride around his neighborhood, but he still has a long way to go.

“If I was to try and find parts for this truck in the Midwest where nothing really rots, they are all usually dented and destroyed since these trucks were made to be worked on a farm.

I have everything assembled on it to drive down the road, the only things I need to buy for it are running boards, a bed, and to completely paint it. My goal is to completely finish this truck and drive it around to car shows and to mainly have fun with it.”

A combination of cost and model rarity are Delaney’s final hurdles to get over to achieve his dream of owning a fully restored 1949 Ford F1, and continuing the legacy that his father, and Dan, started almost 40 years ago. Considering the amount of time, effort, and passion he has put into this project thus far, there is no doubt he will succeed.

Delaney working in his garage at home in Middletown, RI.

 

The 1949 Ford F1, so far.

 

*Kyle also let us know that today, January 25th, just happens to be his father’s birthday, so New England Tech would like to wish Mr. Delaney a very Happy Birthday!

News from Career Services: Week of 1/16/17

New Hires!

  • Mechanical Engineer at Saint Gobain, Bristol, RI (MCTB)
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician with Schneider Electric, Foxboro, MA (ESTA)
  • Design Engineer with General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Groton, CT (MCTB)
  • IT Engineer with Atrion, Warwick, RI (CYBT)
  • Tech Support role with CVS Corporation, Cumberland, RI (GDSB) – He hopes to build his resume with this role and then move up into higher level roles.
  • Paid IT Internship with Providence Mutual Insurance, Warwick, RI (CYBT)

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • An Animal Hospital in Warren, RI is hiring a Certified Veterinary Technician.
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America – NAVTA – posted another 11 Vet Tech jobs for roles that are across the US.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A news station in Providence, RI is seeking graduates for a Multimedia Journalist.
  • A vacation tour company in Pawtucket, RI posted a paid Full-Time Video Intern position for students.
  • A radio communications company in Norwich, CT has posted an Announcer position.

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY & ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • A manufacturer in Somerville, MA is seeking ELY & ESTA candidates for their Electrical Build Team.
  • An intelligence manufacturer in N. Kingstown, RI has posted 1st & 2nd shift Calibration Technician positions for ESTA students and graduates.
  • An employment agency has a client in Cumberland, RI seeking ELY candidates for a Panel Wirer role.
  • A clean energy company in Warwick, RI posted 2 positions for ELY grads: Licensed Journeyman & Apprentices for residential and solar projects.
  • An electric company in Johnston, RI is recruiting ELY grads for Apprentice Electrician positions.

PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS and REFRIGERATION/AC/HEATING & GAS

  • A growing HVAC business in Bristol, CT is looking to hire 2 Plumbers.
  • A fire protection company in West Warwick, RI is in need of a Plumbing Apprentice.
  • A provider of professional engineering, consulting and project management services for infrastructure projects in Groton, CT is recruiting for HVAC /Refrigeration Technicians.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A credit union in Westerly, RI posted a role for an IT Analyst.
  • A cyber-security firm in Providence, RI posted roles with NEIT seeking Security Operations Analysts for locations in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Georgia. There is excellent pay for this role.
  • A major wireless and telecommunications company in Providence, RI posted a role for Technical Support.

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • An antiques company in North Kingstown, RI posted a role for a Paid Marketing Intern.
  • A wholesale warehouse in Johnston, RI posted a well-paid Internship for students in GMW who are skilled in Website Design and Search Engine Optimization.

ABT / CET / CMT / BCC

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • West Kingston, RI – Drafter/Designer
  • CT, MA & RI – Automatic Door Service Technicians
  • Mansfield, MA – Project Engineers and Assistant Project Managers
  • North Kingstown, RI – Drafters

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A physician’s office in Cranston, RI posted a role for a Medical Assistant
  • A respiratory product company in Norwood, MA posted a role for a Respiratory Therapist
  • Seeking COTA candidates at a Health Center in E. Providence, RI

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • Cranston, RI – Experienced Technician
  • Warren, RI – Marine Mechanics and Yard Help
  • East Falmouth, MA – Marine Technician
  • Shrewsbury, MA – Vehicle Inspector
  • North Kingstown, RI & North Smithfield, RI – Service Technicians
  • Portsmouth, NH – QuickLane Technicians, Auto Body/Paint Techs and QuickLane Advisors
  • Warwick, RI – Car Detailer

News from Career Services: Week of 1/2/17

New Year = New Hires!

Here’s the latest news of graduates who have recently obtained employment!

  • Social Media Associate for the Better Business Bureau, Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT (DMP)
  • Machine Operator at Ecological Fibers, Pawtucket, RI (BCC)
  • Engineer Building Auditor hired by RI Army National Guard (ABTB)
  • Systems Administrator with Collette Vacations in Pawtucket, RI (ITN)
  • Jr. Software Engineer with the Department of Defense (through the Navy) (ITS)
  • Software Developer with AIPSO, Johnston, RI (ITS)
  • Social Media/Graphics position with New England Publishing Company, Swansea, MA (GMW)
  • HVAC Apprentice – RACH grad interviewed with Regan Heating/AC and was offered the job the next day!
  • December 2016 MT grad completed a 6-week internship with Herreshoff Marine Museum restoring antique boats. Due to his work, he was referred to Bristol Boat Company, Bristol, RI and was hired as a Shop Assistant to restore and construct yachts.
  • RI Engine Company, Narragansett, RI hired a WEL student for a Paid Internship – first internship for the program and first woman! Company also hired a MT Intern in the summer then made him permanent employee in September.
  • Many of the MLT grads are finding work before we even meet with them! This is an excellent career choice with significant job opportunities. 4 graduates were recently hired as Lab Techs at area hospitals:
    • Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI
    • Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
    • UMASS Memorial, Worcester, MA
    • South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI

Here’s a collection of job opportunities that employers contacted the Career Services about this week:

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • A publishing company in Swansea, MA posted 3 Internships for GMW students. The owner has 3 interns now and he is “extremely happy with NEIT students.”
  • A retail facility in Cumberland, RI posted a role for a paid E-Commerce Intern

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Help wanted! Positions are open in the following areas:

  • Warwick, RI – Technician
  • East Providence, RI – Oil/Lube Technicians and Service Advisors
  • Franklin, MA – Maintenance Tech (part time)
  • Braintree, MA – Mechanic (part time)
  • New London, CT – Mercedes-Benz Technician
  • Tiverton, RI – Mercedes-Benz Technician
  • Groton, CT – Technician
  • Beverly, MA – Lube Technician

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Many medical facilities are seeking Medical Assistants (MAA). A job came in today from a facility in Providence, RI seeking a Medical Assistant for the Pediatric Division.
  • A major health care provider in the area posted 4 open jobs for Respiratory Therapists (RC)
  • A Surgical Technician is needed in Newton, MA (ST)
  • An eye care facility out of Boston, MA is seeking both Surgical Tech & RN candidates (ST/NUR)

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

  • Local company has a Field Service Engineer position for the New England area
  • 2 positions for Technicians in Canton and Tauton, MA at $20-27/hour
  • Company in East Greenwich, RI has an opening for an Applications Technician
  • Company in Foxboro, MA has 2 openings: Electro-Mechcanical Technician & Repair Technician

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

Positions available in:

  • Providence, RI – Sales Manager and Account Executive
  • Middletown, RI – Multimedia Specialist
  • Senator Bernie Sanders – Press Assistant
  • Willimantic, CT – Evening DJ/Production Director
  • Providence, RI – Talk Show Host

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company out of Brockton, MA came out with 3 jobs in hand for ITS roles:
    Applications Developer / Supply Chain Systems Analyst / eCommerce Systems Analyst
  • A local retailer’s corporate office in North Kingstown, RI posted 3 jobs:
    Technical Support Specialist / Supply Chain Applications Support / SR Application Support Manager
  • An insurance company in Warwick, RI posted 2 paid internships:
    Help Desk and Network Support / Programmer Intern
  • A government branch posted a Paid Internship position for CYBT students.
  • A company in Warwick, RI posted a role for a Web App/Software Developer.
  • A local municpality posted a role for a Technology Support Technician
  • A Manager from Hasbro Toys, Pawtucket, RI came out to campus to give a presentation to GDS and VGD students. He announced that he needs 2 – 3 Game Design Interns to take on roles at Hasbro Toys.
  • A Cyber Security grad is working for a company in North Providence, RI and stated that the company has 2 NEIT interns now and plans to bring in more with the hopes of hiring them full time.

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • A national organization posted over 10 jobs for Vet Tech roles across the US!

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, CIVIL ENGINEERING, & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Positions available with multiple companies in:

  • Providence, RI – looking for Construction Technician
  • Providence, RI – seeking CET candidates for a Survey Rod Technician
  • Avon, MA – looking for a Jr AutoCAD Drafter
  • Boston, MA – seeking Repair & Maintenance Technicians
  • Lewiston, ME – looking for a Construction Field Engineer
  • Lincoln, RI – seeking a Project Manager/Estimator
  • Westport, MA – recruiting grads for an Estimator/Assistant PM
  • North Smithfield – needs a CAD-Cabinet Vision Drafter
  • Portland, ME – recruiting for a Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Providence, RI – looking for a MEP Revit CAD Drafter

BUILDING TRADES TECHNOLOGIES

Electrical Technology:

  • Electric company in Narragansett, RI is seeking ELY grads for a Licensed Electrician and Generator Technician
  • An energy company out of Costa Mesa, CA is seeking Field Service Technicians to work on renewable energy systems, specifically photovoltaic systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and energy storage systems for the New England territory.
  • An electric company in Wyoming, RI is looking for a few more Apprentice candidates

Plumbing, Heating & Gas / Refrigeration, Heating & Gas:

Positions available in:

  • Watertown, MA – Inside Sales Tech/Rep
  • Kingston, RI – Facilities Engineer
  • Middletown, CT – HVAC Technician
  • Johnston, RI – Plumbing Apprentice
  • Smithfield, RI – Plumbing Apprentice (reposted due to volume!)

 

**PLEASE NOTE: This listing is to provide readers with an overview of the types of positions available to NEIT students and graduates. The Career Services Office maintains specific information pertaining to the employment opportunities.

Transportation/Welding Career Fair Scheduled for February 14, 2017

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm, the Career Services Office will be hosting its annual Transportation Technology Career Fair on the Access Road Campus – 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI 02886. Last year, this event brought in over 30 companies from across the region, making it our largest employer turnout to date. A mix of automotive, automotive service management, auto body and marine companies are invited to attend, and new this year, welding companies have been included in the event.

This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, so take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Current students and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend: Automotive, Automotive w/ High Performance, Collision Repair, Marine, Automotive Service Management, and Welding Engineering Technology. Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire.

If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x 3458.

List of attending companies (as of 2/13/2017):

 

News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

New Hires!

  • Apprentice Electrician with Advance Electrical, Smithfield, RI (ELY). Met with this grad on Thursday afternoon – had a job offer by the following Tuesday morning!
  • Engineering Technician for Dryvit Systems, W. Warwick, RI (MCTA)
  • Revenue Integrity Abstractor with Care New England in Warwick, RI (EMR) She is very excited and said it is the job that she has been hoping for and she even has Friday’s off!
  • Plumbing Apprentice for National Refrigeration, Warwick, RI (PBLH) Started part time prior to graduation.
  • Systems/Technology Consultant with Icorps Technologies, Boston, MA. (ITN)

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A local college contacted NEIT seeking 2 Audio Visual Technicians to work at all campus locations.
  • A local company is seeking grads for Wedding Videographer/Editor.
  • Media company in Cleveland, OH is recruiting for a Digital Producer.
  • A college in Franklin, MA is seeking graduates for an Audio Video Engineer.
  • A local show on Cox/Verizon in RI is looking for a Freelance Videographer.
  • A wedding videography comapny New Bedford, MA is looking for Videographer/Editor candidates.
  • Representatives a church in Johnston, RI visited campus to inquire about hiring students to work at their large production facility for the congregation.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Boston posted 20 jobs for a Windows Migration Project for a large employer in Providence, RI. This type of work can really help grads to build their resumes for better roles.
  • A local college has a job opening for an IT Technologist that would work well for grads from IT Networking.
  • A home loan company in Newport, RI posted two more jobs with NEIT:
    Network Engineer – great job for someone from ITN or CYBT
    Business Analyst – this role is a good fit for someone from ITS

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Local sandwich shop in Warwick, RI reached out to NEIT for help with their website and menu. Hoping to hire a GMW student or graduate to assist them with the project.

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Bristol, RI – Classic Boat Restoration Shop Assistant
  • Wareham, MA – Marine Technician
  • Fall River, MA – Tire Technician

PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS / REFRIGERATION, HEATING & GAS

  • Plumbing Apprentices being sought for companies in Smithfield, RI, Woonsocket, RI, and Warwick, RI.
  • Test Technician needed in Danbury, CT
  • HVAC Apprentice needed in Providence, RI

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A Healthcare Center in Dayville, CT posted a role for a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • A Detention Center in Central Falls, RI is seeking a Graduate Nurse (RNBN)
  • A facility in Woonsocket, RI posted 3 positions for NUR: Residential RN, Home Health Psychiatric RN and Part Time RN

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Uncasville, CT posted a Maintenance Electrician position for ELY grads
  • A town in Eastern RI is seeking a licensed Electrician/Maintenance Technician

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

On Tuesday, November 29th, Business Management students and business professionals met in the Regan Lounge to participate in a Brunch Mock Interview session from 9a-11a.

News from Career Services: Week of 10/31/16

New Hires!

  • Graphic Artist/Print Assistant with RI Distributing, W. Greenwich, RI (GMW)
  • IT Security Auditor with Sparrow, Johnson, and Ursillo, East Greenwich, RI (ITN/CYBT)
  • PLC/Engineering Tech with Contech Medical, Warwick, RI (ESTA) Grad put his resume on file on Monday and was employed by Thursday! He will be completing his AS degree in December!

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Several roles available at different companies in Providence, RI and Cranston, RI

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING ENGINEERING / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

  • Framingham, MA – Store Layout Designer
  • Providence, RI – Project Managers, CAD Operators and Designers
  • Milford, MA – Carpenters
  • Cambridge, MA – CAD/CAFM Specialist (5 yrs. experience)
  • Troy, NY – Mechanical and Electrical Engineer – using drafting experience
  • Pawtucket, RI – Jr. Project Manager & Field Restoration Technician

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • North Kingstown, RI – entry level and experienced AV Installation Technicians
  • Cleveland, OH – Sports Producer
  • Chicopee, MA – Master Control Operator candidates
  • New Bedford, MA – Editor & Videographer
  • Online company – Executive Producer for audio, podcasts and Internet TV

HEALTH SCIENCES

Physical Therapist Assistants:

  • Johnston, RI facility contacted NEIT – “we are very busy and are in need of PTAs!”

Medical Laboratory Technology:

  • A local health system is aggressively recruiting Certified MLT’s in a hospital laboratory; several openings in hematology, chemistry and generalist positions. “I would welcome the opportunity to speak to any potential applicants as we are seeing a shortage of techs across the state.”

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • A Massachusetts town posted a role for a part time Animal Control Officer.
  • A national association posted 11 jobs for Vet Techs that are across the US.

AUTOMOTIVE / MARINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Warwick, RI – seeking Technician candidates (AUT)
  • Pawtucket, RI – Mechanic Assistant (AUT)
  • North Attleboro, MA – Reconditioning Associate (AUB)
  • Annapolis, MD – looking for Marine Technology graduates for a Technical Standards Specialist

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • The IT programs (ITN, ITS, CYBT) continue to be a heavily recruited area at NEIT. Positions are currently available in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut in various capacities from a Network Administrator to a Software Teacher for coding.

6th Annual Costume Contest

NEIT held its annual Halloween costume contest on Monday, October 31, 2016, on the East Greenwich campus. There were many creative and homemade costumes. President, Richard Gouse; Vice President for Student Support Services, Cathy Kennedy; and Career Services, Caitlin Beagan, judged the costumes. The competition gets better each year and, again this year, the judges had a hard time selecting the winners!

Here are the top three 2016 winners of $100 VISA cards.

Digital Media Production Student, Braydon Makalinaw, dressed as a Gender-Bent Harley Quinn
Digital Media Production Student, Kyle Connolly, dressed as Ash Williams of the Evil Dead
Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Student, Felicia Faranna, dressed as a Dunkin Donuts box of munchkins and Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Student, Joshua Botelho, dressed as a Dunkin Donuts cup of coffee

Congratulations to all and stay creative!

(Left to right: Felicia, Joshua, NEIT President Gouse, Kyle and Braydon)

(Left to right: Felicia, Joshua, NEIT President Gouse, Kyle and Braydon)

Campus Construction

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MEMORANDUM

TO:         The College Community

FROM:  Richard I. Gouse, President

RE:          Campus Construction

I am pleased to announce the following exciting projects are underway at NEIT.

This fall, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will begin the construction of two buildings on the East Greenwich Campus.  The first building is a new 416-bed residence hall, the first residence hall built in our college’s 75-year history.  The four-story residence hall will be located approximately 200 yards to the south of the main building forming the southern end of an academic and residential campus green which will continue to develop over subsequent campus projects. The building will feature a façade of brick and metal paneling, with ample windows in student rooms and on the ground floor. The residence hall will offer a mixture of unit types for its students, including traditional single and double occupancy rooms, and semi-suites. The facility will also feature student lounges, study rooms, a game room, a fire-placed lounge, and flexible spaces for multi-purpose use.

The second building will consist of an addition to the main building at 1 New England Tech Blvd and renovation of the existing dining area and kitchen.  The first floor will feature an expanded kitchen with multi-platform dining services, a restaurant/marketplace containing a variety of seating/dining arrangements, game areas, and gathering spaces.   The second floor will feature an outdoor patio, indoor lounge area and an 8,000 sq ft fitness center.  The third floor will consist of 8,400 sq. ft. of innovative classroom space.  Attached are renderings of the addition of the current building on the East Greenwich campus.

Concurrent with these two projects is the construction of a new loop road and an additional 400-car parking lot on the western side of the campus.

These projects mark a point of transformation for NEIT from a commuter college to a residential campus that will enhance the culture and enrich both the academic and social experience of students in positive ways.  If you have any questions related to these projects, please feel free to contact Pat Tracey, Director of Auxiliary Services, at extension 3540.

AutoCAD: A great start to every drawing is

Written By: Cindra Drowne-Walsh

Inconsistent drawing file – Taking too much time plotting – Re-creating Layers, Borders, Layouts, Text and Dimension styles just to name a few potential issues of inconsistency within your electronic files.

Solution:

Template file has the extension (.DWT). A Drawing Template allows the user to customize a drawing to their standards. Within a Drawing Template the following setting can be configured, Drawing Units, Layers and all properties associated to the layers, Linetype Scale, Dimension Styles, Text Styles, Layouts their Viewports and Scale factors to those Viewports, Title Blocks and Plotting configurations. Lastly Blocks can be added to Templates but Blocks take up space and can slow a drawing file down so a good practice for Blocks is to have a Library directory out on the server for all CAD users to access. For consistency purposes you want all users to use the same information so they are not taking time to recreate what is already available and when the file project is printed the representation of the symbols are the same throughout all sheets.

Yes AutoCAD offers a few .DWT files and all new drawings start with a Template file either AutoCAD’s (ACAD.DWT) or your own. The benefit of a customized template file is endless but to cover a few: A template file will save the company and you time and money – it will keep your electronic data stay consistent – the printed files will conform to each other – it will help when bringing in new employees as there is a solid base for them to follow.

This being said yes it is a CAD Managers nightmare to set up these standards but once it is complete the drawing process will flow smoothly. The last hurdle for the CAD Manager is to inform all CAD users of these standards and make sure they are working for the end users and that the end users are following the standards.

Let’s get started: This I will cover that need to be completed for the templates to work for everyone.

A Template file can be created from most of AutoCAD’s electronic files. From any Drawing or Template file. It is easiest to start with a drawing file. Create a Template directory on the companies’ server to store and access these files. *Path all computers to the Template directory so that everyone has access to the same information.

Creating a Template from and AutoCAD Template file:

Step 1: Open AutoCAD

When you start AutoCAD it opens up a blank file for you. This is the acad.dwt file, located in the Autodesk Template directory (unless it has been pathed out to a custom directory already).

Step 2: Using this file you would go in and configure those items we mentioned above and Save the drawing as a DWG file. (keep this DWG file on hand in case the Template files ever gets corrupted.

Step 3: Lastly the DWG file needs to be saved as a DWT file. This is done using the Save As

Select the Application Menu – hover over the Save As option, this will then give the fly out window to select the Drawing Template option. This opens up the Save Drawing As window. (1) Notice at the bottom where it has Files of type: it is already set to save this file as a Template. At the top where it has (2) Save in: select that drop down to Path yourself out to your companies Template directory. Make sure the (3) File name is what you want then select the button (4) Save. This saved the file with the extension .DWT

Template 1B*You will notice in the Title area the description is what you named the drawing/template with the extension .DWT.

Step 4: Close the DWT template file. You only want to open a template file if changes need to be made to the standards in that file.

Creating a Template from an existing drawing file.

Step 1: Open the AutoCAD Drawing file you want to base your Template file off of.

Step 2: When using an existing file there may be a need to erase and purge information out of the drawing so it isn’t cluttered with unnecessary information. This should be done prior to adding your standards into the file. Configure those standard items we mentioned above and Save the drawing as a DWG file. (keep this DWG file on hand in case the Template files get corrupted.

 Step 3: Follow Step 3 from the above example or you can also access the Save As command typing that into the Command Line or from a Save As icon.

How to start a New Drawing with your Template files:

Here is how:

Now that you have the Template file(s) created you want to use these files for all new drawings. Access the New Command (found in the Application Menu, Quick Access tool bar, or by typing it in at the Command Line). This opens up the Select Template dialog box. (if you have not pathed the program out to the template directory you will need to find that directory by selecting the drop down next to Look in: locate the template directory and select it. The Templates should now be listed below. Select the required Template. Then select the Open button.

Time Saver:

Path all AutoCAD programs out to the Template directory. (The Template directory must be located where everyone can have access to it.)

Here is how:

  1. Open the Option dialog box. (type Option in at the Command Line, Right Click in the drawing area and access it from the pop up window, or select the Application Menu and the Option button is located at the bottom of that window.
  2. Select the (1) Files Tab
  3. Expand the option Template Setting,
    1. Expand the (2) Drawing Template File Location
    2. There can only be one file location (one directory listed here) select the (3) Browse button to path out to the company Template directory. Select (4) OKthen Select the (5) Apply button in the Options Dialog box then select (6) OK.
    3. Now when you access the New command that directory will automatically be listed.

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