Putting learning into practice: Our interns visit Clerys and College Square
Site visits are an important element of our internship programme at Waterman Moylan. Last week, Associate Anthony Byrne and Project Engineer Karl Townsend took our interns, who have joined us from the University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and the Technological University Dublin, out on site to look at different types of city centre structural engineering work.
First on the list was Clerys Quarter. Located in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, this site encompasses a vertical extension and major refurbishment of the 60,000 sq ft historic department store and 115,000 sq ft of office space. This was followed by College Square, a 21-storey mixed-use redevelopment near the River Liffey that will provide 500,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and 21,000 sq ft of commercial ground floor areas, a multi-storey basement, and 56 residential units.
Explaining the importance of visiting project sites, Antony said: “It’s vital for our interns to get out on site because it helps them to put engineering principles into perspective. They get a real feel for a project and can turn theory into practice by discussing the challenges that each of the schemes presented to us as designers, whilst seeing the real-world impact of the solutions that were devised during the design and construction process.”
If you are studying engineering at university and are interested in an internship with us, we would be delighted to tell you more.