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BIM Project for Civil Engineering Students

Published 9 November 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso

This contractor is collaborating with the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering at UCL to incorporate a BIM project into the curriculum for its second-year civil engineering students. It gives students practical, first-hand experience of the digital construction techniques used in construction and equips them with the skills they need for the modern job market. The project focuses specifically…

School Catch Up Programme

Published 9 November 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Charities/organisations Community liaison Goodwill Schools

This contractor is working with Kirkby College to provide work experience for their construction department.  With the pandemic over the last year the students will be partaking in the catch up programme which runs through the summer holidays. They have arranged for their bricklaying subcontractor to supply materials and supervision to assist the students to construct brick panels in their…

Design a Sustainable Bike Challenge

Published 4 October 2021 | Written by Yvonne Gilfillan
CategoriesBusinesses Colleges Schools

Whilst considering new and exciting ways to encourage young people to use bikes, this contractor had the idea of a ‘Design a Sustainable Bike for the Future Challenge’. They decided to share their thoughts will the CEO of Young Enterprise Scotland and garner their interest and support. They agreed that the challenge was sound and would make a great introduction…

Story Sacks for Local Schools and Nurseries

Published 10 August 2021 | Written by Sophia Barnes
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Nurseries Schools

This contractor is running a story sack drive for local primary schools and nurseries in Lincolnshire. Story sacks consist of a sack containing a book and toys and games based upon the theme of the book. They are a resource which children can take home, read and enjoy with their family, before returning and swapping for another. The site manager…

Ribblehead Training Tool

Published 10 August 2021 | Written by Samantha Butterworth
CategoriesColleges Schools Universities

The Ribblehead training tool has been developed to take to schools and universities with the intent of problem solving and to demonstrate how to reduce risk. The Ribblehead viaduct was an investment by Midland Railway and was designed to carry the Settle–Carlisle railway across Batty Moss in North Yorkshire. The viaduct necessitated by the challenging terrain of the route was…

Creativity in Construction

Published 2 August 2021 | Written by Catherine Waller
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Legacy Public Residents Schools

This project is situated on a busy promenade, visited by families and children enjoying a day out at the beach. The contractor wanted to use this opportunity to promote the construction industry to children and came up with the creative approach of writing their very own project story. The story helps them to explain the works they are undertaking to…

Promoting Women in Construction

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Sandra Duggan
CategoriesBranding Diversity Equality Inclusion Signage

This project has added posters to their hoarding that celebrates twelve of the most prominent women in construction over the years from the 1500’s to the present day. They hope to have adults and children stop and take the time to read each poster and be inspired to become the next generation of construction workers.

Teacher Information Packs

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Schools

Schools and colleges have been impacted massively during the pandemic. They are increasingly worried about the creation of a generation of ‘lost’ students with no sense of aspiration or employment. On this project they were asked to support the Foundations client group and wider education communities suffering due to the global pandemic. After discussing the issues with the local college…

Developing the Young Workforce Careers Video

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Kieran Doona
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

On this contractors project they worked with ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ in Scotland to create a short video filmed on site promoting careers in the construction industry to young people. Videos such as this will help to encourage new entrants to the construction industry and so bridge the skills shortage. Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s Youth…

Dragons Den at an Academy

Published 29 June 2021 | Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

The Public Liaison Officer for this contractor visited an academy to see year 8 pupils who have created their own programme to deliver to year 6’s which aims to help them feel more comfortable about the transition into high school . The year 8’s then put on a PowerPoint presentation promoting their proposed ideas of how they could make year…

Design Engineer Construct Partnership with a Secondary School

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

As part of the community benefits offer for this project, the contractor have recently adopted a local academy and are supporting the school to complete the Class of Your Own Design Engineer Construct (DEC!) Programme Their Digital Technician hosted a webinar session with pupils to discuss his journey into the industry and the benefits of digital technology in construction. The…

School Presentation on House Builders

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Earl Patrick
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Legacy Schools

The contractor engaged with a local school to their project to get children interested in construction and to understand what a house builder does. Due to restrictions the contractor can’t host their normal site visits so they created a presentation which can be watched at school on different house types and showed a recording of all the different stages of…

Kids Zone on the Hoarding

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Valerie Cox
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Legacy

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic this contractor was unable to arrange site visits with local residents and local schools to provide further insight into the construction industry. However, they want children to be aware of the dangers of playing on a construction site but also to know how great it is to work in this industry. The industry…

Construction Careers Education from Home

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

The project team created an activity book for early years primary school children. The book included colouring, learning and reading activities pitched at ages 4-6 years old. The purpose was to help children learn and provide parents with an easy activity whilst children are off school during the pandemic. The book can be used for other purposes such as giveaways…

Virtual Work Programme for Business Skills Foundation Apprentices

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

As part of community engagement on their project, the contractor has supported a new virtual programme for West Highland College Foundation Apprentice Business Skills students. The virtual programme has pupils participating in monthly live webinars with the contractors staff as well as completing monthly reports relating to Business Engagement, Marketing and Work Winning. In January 2021, pupils were joined by…