Balfour Beatty has continued to build on the previous innovations achieved through online broadcasting. Early trials in 2015 enabled mass participation through short broadcasts using meeting room technology and site tours via iPads. The Construction LIVE initiative has taken the lessons learned and developed a series of events linking projects, careers and STEM education together to provide a meaningful and interactive classroom resource.
The Scarborough Spa event features a panel, including Client, Contractor, Designer, Subcontractor representation and utilises a truly unique “Chat” facility, which due to the suppliers’ patented technology, enables us to identify who watches the event and when they watch it, as well as preventing any potential internet trolls from posting inappropriate content.
The chat facility gives any time access for young people to reach out and talk to Balfour Beatty recruiters, apprentices and graduates giving them an experience that meets OFSTED requirements and provides meaningful guidance about entering into the construction industry.
It is expected that over 30,000 young people from the length and breadth of the UK and beyond will attend the event either live or on demand, with the on demand viewers receiving the same interactive experience as the live viewers. This is an improvement that makes online broadcasting more meaningful than in classroom or assembly presentations.
Monitor Report. Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK. North Yorkshire. May 2019.
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