Schools innovation challenge

In order to move forward and face the challenges confronting the sector, the construction industry needs to think of new ways to improve how projects are delivered. Working with the local community can help bring a new perspective to developing these ideas, while at the same time fostering positive community relations.

See the examples below for how one site approached this:

  • Invited 8 local primary schools to get involved in an ‘innovation challenge’.
  • The pupils are challenged to think outside the box and devise a unique innovation which could be applied to the construction industry.
  • The ideas will relate to improving standards in health and safety, environmental issues, and general construction activities.
  • Children will produce a written description, model or drawing of their idea.
  • The company is offering a variety of prizes for the best idea.

This site went beyond usual school engagement by getting children actively involved in the construction industry by thinking of new ideas to improve industry practice. This will not only be a fun activity for them, but hopefully will enthuse the students about the construction industry.

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Monitor report. RG Carter Projects Ltd. Cambridgeshire. March 2017.

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