5 It’s like an aquarium but full of Construction East Reef PierRavenspurn Oil RigNaples Airport Underground stationMillau Viaduct
6 Brief HistoryOve Arup Foundation supported Chris Wise to teach at Imperial College.Chris frustrated at the theoretical teaching.Stef Stefanou (John Doyle) offered money to Chris to find a solution.Industry bodies soon gave support: Concrete Centre, Construct, Concrete Bridge Development Group, Ove Arup Foundation, CITB/NCCE.
8 What constitutes the Constructionarium? Residential field trip (usually 6 days)Hands-on site experience for studentsWork experience?.....No, role experienceStudents’ roles range from CEng to general operativesInnovative link of industry-academic as equals on neutral ground
9 Why do it?Long-term solution………………….……………….to longstanding problems
10 Problems Solutions Skills Shortage Hands on Experience Safety and Nuclear Stringent H&S trainingAwarenessRecruitment by Industry Exposes students to site life and easy to Head HuntTheoretical Approach Pragmatism rules due to tight time deadline and budgetSee the Big Picture Applied management trainingGender Imbalance Up to 40% female participantsStaff CPD Training Learn by teaching
11 Where is it held? National Construction College East CITB Construction Skills, Bircham Newton, Norfolk14 acres landfully residential collegeConstruction training facilitieson former RAF baseTerraformed site
13 Scale - FlexibleTo start “keep it small” then grow e.g. small bridge (6m) to large bridge (21m Millau Bridge)Choose projects within area of partners’ expertise and use their network of contacts for suppliesInfinity BridgeMillau Bridge
14 What do contractors do?Bring logistics and site know-how, experienced staff, materials, plant, equipment, operational and safety management, ‘quick fix’ experience, supervision experience, foresightFund materials, plant & equipment, own staff and accommodationAct as “Client”, negotiating contracts and variations
15 Others’ costsUniversity: £150/student; staff time; accommodation (£55/day) and travel for students and staff; admin and preparation.Consulting engineers: staff time, design preparation, scaling, modelling, student pack development, residential costs, travel etc.
16 Who is taking it up? Imperial John Doyle Construction Expedition EngineeringLeedsShepherdsBuro HappoldNorthumbriaG B SolutionsSpaceLiverpoolA J MorrisroeMott MacDonaldCambridgeStephensonsRamboll UKStow College, GlasgowDunne EngineeringWoolgar HunterWest of ScotlandStrathclydeUCLLaing O’RourkeWatermanGreenwichByrne BrosW S AtkinsLondon South BankSouthamptonAecomSalfordCostainJacobsEast LondonMitchellson FormworkLoughboroughNottinghamSir Robert McAlpineWalsh GroupWestminster
17 Who else is interested Rostov on Don University Russia Other Interested Universities : Aston, Birmingham, Cardiff, Central Lancashire, Kingston, Manchester, Nottingham Trent, Portsmouth, Reading, Warwick, West of EnglandRostov on Don University RussiaBari University ItalyShanghai University China6 Universities U.S.A.
18 Who recognises its value? 2004 CONSTRUCT Award for InnovationCITB NCC donated 5 acres of land2005 Ingenia (R A Eng magazine) article led to visit by Prince Philip as Senior Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering in 20062006/8 East of England Development Agency (upgrade the outdoor classroom and project portfolio)2008 CITB NCC donated further 9 acresStructural Steel Design Awards FinalistBIS, JBM, Construction Skills Council, HEFCE, Professional Bodies, The Concrete Society, Cogent and National Tunnelling Academy2010 SQA Star Awards Highly CommendedContinuing positive educational / technical press
19 Nuclear Island Project Participating Training ExperienceNOT a Nuclear SiteSafety Awarenessè Nuclear AwarenessNew Nuclear Designed Package
20 For more information visit our website www.constructionarium.co.uk
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