Glasgow Kelvin College’s Civil Engineering Team are involved in a project called Constructionarium this year.
Glasgow Kelvin (legacy Stow) College has been involved in Constructionarium for the last 7 years and is the only FE College in Britain to be invited.
Since 2010 the project has been run in Scotland and Glasgow Kelvin College received a ‘Highly Commended’ Award that year at the SQA Star Awards recognising their partnership with Constructionarium.
Recognised as “sector leading” by HMIE at the last college visit, Constructionarium has no academic qualification but by allowing the students to experience a taste of the reality of construction operations, the project has been very successful, so much so the enthusiastic students participating expressed a wish that it become a formal part of the HND course rather than an enhancement.
The 1st and 2nd year Engineering students – in teams and under the watchful eye of Kevin Gallacher – give up 5 days of their own time to take part, braving hail, snow and torrential rain to complete the construction of their chosen project, having to work together, plan and construct with assistance from Engineering Contractors such as Dunne, Laing O’Rourke and BAM.
See the video of Constructionarium Easter 2012 (produced by Fraser Purdie) –> http://youtu.be/LYZlOsXCMTU
More info on Constructionarium: http://www.constructionarium.co.uk/