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Happy birthday Constructionarium - 03/07/13

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Now in it’s 10th year Constructionarium is going from strength to strength as another 100 engineering students completed the week-long construction course in Norfolk. Last week from Imperial College, civil engineering undergraduates worked in teams to construct scaled down versions of well-known buildings, bridges, dams and other civil engineering projects such as the Gherkin in London.

Founded in 2003, the Constructionarium idea was born through a collaboration of Expedition Engineering, John Doyle Construction and Imperial College. It’s a hands-on learning experience that gives undergraduate civil engineers practical site experience that they can use to make them better designers as well as gain a real sense of what the construction industry is all about.

Chris Mills from Expedition was there as part of the staff team last week and saw how inspiring the week can be for the students as they develop and see first-hand the ideas in the lecture room become physical reality.

Since its inception Constructionarium has been taken on by ThinkUp, Expedition’s sister company, the educational arm of the Useful Simple Trust.

For more info check out the Imperial College press release below: