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Construction Live field trip – Day 3

Day three saw the most construction activity so far, the bricklaying team learnt the skills they will be using to construct the brick and block walls, from mixing mortar to laying bricks straight, level and plumb, building practice walls to test their skills.  They also spent time on the site to identify the challenges they…

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Construction Live field trip – Day 2

The second day started with an early visit to the site we are working on for the rest of the week, students are tasked with building a washroom and toilet block facility for a fictitious campsite using a number of different methods, the teams are split into the block and beam floor and wall team,…

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Construction Live field trip – Day 1

All first year built environment students are away for a week of hands on construction activities at Construction Live, run by Bridgwater and Taunton College in Somerset. We left on Sunday morning from Brighton, arriving at around 3pm ready for an afternoon of management and leadership skills training at the outdoor activity centre.  In 4 groups…

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