On Monday 6th February, Billington played host to The Heath School’s Design, Engineer, Construct (DEC) department.
As part of the course, the class of year 9 and 10 students wanted to learn about the steelwork processes; design, fabrication and erection, and gain a broader insight into steel fabrication within the construction industry.
The students were taken on a factory tour where they saw CAM machines in operation, fabrication, and learnt about the ‘just in time’ process. Back in the office, they were treated to a demonstration on designing buildings using CAD, and the lotting process.
Billington are currently providing the steelwork package on a project with main contractors, Carillion within the Runcorn-based school’s grounds. The new school is a three-story beam and column structure, and the DEC class are able to track the construction process first-hand and hold lessons on the site.
Head of DEC, Carole Sumner said:
“Billington’s are three quarters through the steel erecting of our new school so this is a really exciting time for us as we can see the plans come to life & get a feel for our new build…the knowledge gained today will support our student’s in their building designs and hopefully will have inspired some to look into jobs within your sector.”
Billington were more than happy to support a course that showcases the vast areas of employment within the construction industry and hope with more courses like this, we can help secure the future of our industry.