Student site visit at Clays Lake
A visit to the site of Clay’s Lake flood prevention scheme in West Sussex provided a group of civil engineering students with a valuable glimpse of ‘what collaborative engineering work looks like’.
Around 45 students visited the Clay’s Lake site where flood prevention works are being carried out by Mackley working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency.
The visit forms part of the Civil Engineering courses’ curriculum and aims to provide aspiring civil engineers with real life experience; it was designed to help the students develop their understanding of how theoretical concepts are applied in Civil Engineering practice.
The students praised the approachability of the site team, the detail covered during the visit and the way in which works are carried out so as to protect the local environment.