Constructionarium provides our students with a hands on opportunity to see how theory can translate into a real construction project. The field trip combines the academic perspective with those of the design professionals and practical site delivery.
Our students construct scaled down versions of bridges, buildings, dams and civil engineering projects from all around the world. This year we built the Kingsgate Bridge and the Millau Viaduct, two iconic and groundbreaking construction projects.
The students manage themselves, in two project teams, designating their own team hierarchy including project management, programme management, cost management, materials management, labour management and estimation.
The event is a true test of their skills; and they demonstrate their ability to collaborate within a real-time project environment.
Constructionarium is held on a specially designed two hectare site in Bircham Newton, Norfolk, and lasts for 6 days. The principle is to link academic institutions with industry and to ensure that the students are able to apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical, safe and relevant environment.
We were delighted to have the support of our sponsors, Byrne Brothers Ltd, one of the UK’s premier concrete frame contractors, and Robert Bird Group a global structural, civil and construction engineering consultancy.