Waterman has once again supported the annual
constructionarium event at the National Construction
College in Norfolk, which give students the chance to see
what life is like on a real construction site.
Over 60 students took part in the 6 day event in March, and
gained an appreciation of the many different aspects of
construction such as steel fixing, assembling formwork and
The students were split into 3 teams and tasked with
constructing scaled down versions of three real civil
engineering projects, namely Ravenspurn Oil Platform,
Durham's Kingsgate Footbridge and Naples Airport Station
Working in partnership with the University of Loughborough
and Laing O'Rourke, Waterman provided engineers James
Thompson and Phil Spiers, who were on hand to help the
students with engineering advice.
James Thompson, Principal Engineer based in Waterman's
Derby office commented "I was impressed with the
enthusiasm and commitment shown by the students, who worked
really hard all week, and were always eager to learn. I am
sure they will benefit from the experience they have gained
at the Constructionarium when they pursue their careers
within the industry, and hopefully they enjoyed it
For further information please contact Phil Spiers
in our Derby office.