• 26 April 2012

Waterman Supports Constructionarium

Waterman has once again supported the annual constructionarium event at the National Construction College in Norfolk, which give students the chance to see what life is like on a real construction site.

Over 60 students took part in the 6 day event in March, and gained an appreciation of the many different aspects of construction such as steel fixing, assembling formwork and pouring concrete.

The students were split into 3 teams and tasked with constructing scaled down versions of three real civil engineering projects, namely Ravenspurn Oil Platform, Durham’s Kingsgate Footbridge and Naples Airport Station Roof Canopy.

Working in partnership with the University of Loughborough and Laing O’Rourke, Waterman provided engineers James Thompson and Phil Spiers, who were on hand to help the students with engineering advice.

James Thompson, Principal Engineer based in Waterman’s Derby office commented “I was impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the students, who worked really hard all week, and were always eager to learn. I am sure they will benefit from the experience they have gained at the Constructionarium when they pursue their careers within the industry, and hopefully they enjoyed it too.”

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