HNC Construction & The Built Environment students presented their projects in front of a panel of experts, as part of their assessment.
The event began with an introduction from George Beach, Lecturer, who gave an overview of the benefits of employer engagement with the College, sharing:
“It has a key role in enhancing teaching and learning and provides opportunities to promote work-relevant curriculum content, such as these projects.”
Nine students, comprising of 5 Full-time and 4 Part-time, had carried out extensive research on topics under the heading ‘Emerging Technologies in Construction,’ using examples from their workplace and knowledge gained on the HNC course.
The presentations spanned a variety of topics, including Structurally Insulated Panels, The Use of Drones in Construction, and Virtual and Augmented Reality in Construction.
Representatives visited from companies including Marco Airport Facilities Gatwick, CECA Southern, John Sisk & Son, Buxton Building Contractors Ltd and Prater. The employers assessed the presentations, asked questions and gave the students feedback on their research and delivery.
Thank you to the employers for coming in and supporting our students!
Pictured above are students Harry, Mustafa and Piers, and below: Madeleine Halliwell (Learning and Development Manager, Prater Ltd), Anthony Wood (Assistant Project Manager, John Sisk and Son), Michael Dunne (Assistant Project Manager, John Sisk and Son), David Allen (Executive Director CECA Southern, CECA), Barry Andrews (EHS Advisor, Airport Facilities Gatwick Ltd) and Graham Wrigglesworth (Head of Quality and Aftercare, Buxton Building Contractors)
Below: Student Kai presenting on The Use of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Construction