26th June 2018
In a year that celebrates 200 years of the Institute of Civil Engineering, two of Farrans’ flagship projects were the sites for learning, engagement and knowledge-sharing about the industry and the discipline of engineering at the weekend.
Hundreds of local residents, schoolchildren, those working within the industry and those simply keen to learn more about the world of civil engineering came along to the Connswater Community Greenway and the A6 Dualling Scheme as part of the ‘Explore Engineering’ event.
On Friday, the action took place in the CS Lewis Square, with representatives from Farrans, ARUP, Jacobs, WDR & RT Taggarts and the Department for Infrastructure.
As well as hearing from site engineers, many of the school-children were enthralled with the mini digger, a bridge-building workshop, Sustrans bike workshop and giant CCG jigsaw!
On Saturday, those in attendance were given an in-depth insight into activities on the £160m A6 Dualling Scheme, complete with a guided hard hat bus tour of the site!
The events, held in conjunction with ICE’s 200th anniversary were organised by Farrans Public Liaison and Community Engagement representative on the A6 Scheme, Vicki Johnston.
Vicki described both days as “a great success”.
“We had approximately 180 visitors in total at the C.S. Lewis Square event and over 60 visitors at the A6 – which was great to see,” Vicki said.
“We were delighted to have some lovely feedback from the teachers who said the children had a lot of fun whilst learning and being inspired!”