We got very excited when Angela Brady, Past President of the Royal Institution of British Architects, got in touch to let us know she was making a film that would help young people, their parents, teachers and Careers Advisers, to understand more about the role of the Architect in the built environment.
And here it is! It’s a really inspiring film, and great for our #DEC students, especially at Level 1 where criteria includes: “I understand the role of the Architect”!
Thanks Angela – we love it, and so do our students!
Follow Angela on Twitter @angelabradyRIBA
The Construction IT Alliance (CITA) Smart Collaboration Challenge took place between the 10th and the 14th of November 2014 in Dublin.
The challenge involved five teams working together to research and explore a solution to a defined challenge in construction using existing and emerging digital technologies. Participants were mostly made up of Irish professionals and university students but also included teams from the UK, Slovenia and the US.
An interview with Tony Burton, Partner at Gardiner & Theobald.
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The Class of Your Own (COYO) programme launched in 2013 and as a career influencing programme is completely unique.
The practical based qualification, targeted at 14-16 year olds, and supported by industry partners has bridged the gap between education and industry as well as providing a brilliant opportunity for young people to learn about construction and related professions early on in the career decision making process.
Tony Burton, current Chairman of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) and partner at Gardiner & Theobald, was an early champion of the scheme and now oversees the sponsorship of a school in Chingford, North London on behalf of his firm.
I’m Kori Hamilton, I’m 21 years old and I’m an apprentice.
I work with Arup, “which provides engineering, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment” we also provide apprentice roles in all these aspects across our UK campuses and I found my role on the National Apprenticeships website.
My role is a technical trainee. I am being trained to become an engineer that can use various modelling software so that I’m able to bridge the gap between an engineer and a technician in doing both roles.
COYO Managing Director Alison Watson had the pleasure of attending the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers Patrons’ lunch in April at the House of Lords.
Hosted by Lord O’Neill, himself a major advocate of British Engineering in the Built Environment, the lunch included an engaging presentation from keynote speaker Michael Palwyn, one of the architects behind the wonderful Eden Project in Cornwall.
Michael presented a TED talk in 2010, and with well over a million views, it’s certainly something every Design Engineer Construct! student and teacher should listen to.
Michael describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun.
A packed out lecture hall at RICS HQ saw the construction industry wowed by the presentations of three schools as part of the ‘Big Launch’ of Class of Your Own.
The event, aimed to raise the profile of Class of Your Own and the Design Engineer Construct!® qualification, attracted over 100 senior leaders across industry.
Delegates at the event said they were “inspired”, “humbled” and “blown away” by the presentations delivered by Clacton Coastal Academy, Graveney and Compton schools, who took the audience through their ideas and work in designing eco-classrooms.
The programme Design Engineer Construct!® offers a qualification equivalent to level 2 at GCSE level and is now on performance tables and the scheme aims to permanently embed the built environment into the national curriculum.
Year 7 students at TIBHS were recently treated to some industrial expertise as part of their Design Engineer Construct!® (DEC) learning programme. They were joined by a variety of experts from Capita, Wates, John McAslan Partnership, BWB Consulting and CPWP who helped the boys design an “eco-friendly” school.
The students were given visual guidance plus technical support from Architects, Structural Engineers and Mechanical and Electrical Engineers who gave specialist advice and guidance for the boys to produce their own design building. Such in-depth technical support from high profile multi-national companies proved an amazing experience for the students who may consider careers in the built environment.
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