September 12th, 2018


Wednesday 12th, September 2018

Cedar Falls “Clarion Inn” Against the Grain Restaurant

Topic: Tiny House Project at UNI

The UNI Tiny House Project is a culminating project that includes students from Construction Management, Technology Management, Tech & Engineering Education, and Interior Design.

The interior design students designed both the kitchen and main storage wall. The project is intended to challenge students in the realms of teamwork, creativity, project management, means and methods of building construction.

To date, the Tiny House Project has produced 5 houses, one donated outright, another purchased by an in-house faculty member, another purchased by an interested buyer, and two procured and purchased by an owner who specifically sought out UNI's services.

The first house featured a pull-out queen-sized bed that doubles as a couch and completely disappears under the raised kitchen floor when not needed.

Speakers: Austin Maginnis, Instructor; and students Austin O’Neill & Anna Fuller

Austin Maginnis is an instructor at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and is the instructor of the Construction Resources class responsible for building the tiny houses.

He has a B.S. in Construction Engineering with experience as a Mechanical Systems Engineer designing HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Suppression systems.

Austin is also part owner of T.E.A.M. Builders; a residential remodeling company in Cedar Falls.

Austin O'Neil is a Sophomore at UNI in construction management and is from DeWitt, Iowa.

Anna Fuller is Senior at UNI and is a General Studies major, double minoring in Real Estate and Marketing.

Program Chair: James Stevenson

Meal: Plated Dinner: Beef short ribs with Vidalia onion demi-glace, Caesar Salad, mashed potatoes, green bean almandine and apple pie. Rolls, coffee, tea & milk included.

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Clarion has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” J


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: “Against The Grain” Restaurant, Cedar Falls Clarion Inn 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made 2 ways:

1. : (preferred)

2. Cell Phone number (319-240-1218)

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by noon, Monday 10 September 2018. Guests are always welcome.

Dues: Member dues of $10.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail:

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.