Our Construction students got a peek behind the scenes and had the opportunity to meet industry specialists at a major ‘live’ construction site – the £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub, as part of Open Doors Construction events.
Open Doors offer the public and students a chance to discover how buildings and structures in our community are constructed. The students were able to find out about the diverse range of skills and professions needed on site to inspire their next steps in the construction industry.
The Lincoln Transport Hub scheme is an extensive regeneration project that will transform the city with a state-of-the-art bus station, 1,000 space multi-storey car park, retail space and a new pedestrian plaza.
The project was led by Lincoln Transport Hub Construction Manager, Adrian Coleman, giving students insight into infrastructure, archaeology, environmental challenge, mitigation of nuisance impact to community, civil and structural engineering, plus demo and demo control, and mitigation of nuisance impact to community.
Students were also able to get a closer look at pre-case concrete floor erection, steel erection, foundations, drainage, highways works, and lots more.
With 250,000 new homes being built annually, and the construction sector in need of 76,000 new workers per year it is important construction students appreciate their role in supporting the future needs of the economy, and events such as this do just that. Meeting industry specialists is also a great opportunity to raise aspirations, and with Site Managers potentially reaching earnings of a whopping £49,000 per year, it was certainly an eye-opening experience for our ambitious students.
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