Established in 2003, Constructionarium provides a “hands-on” construction experience for Built Environment or Engineering students and professionals. Participants construct scaled down versions of bridges, buildings, dams and civil engineering projects from all around the world. The principle is to link academic institutes with industry and to ensure that the students are able to apply the knowledge they have gained in a practical, safe and relevant environment.
The basic model consists of a triangle formed by an academic institution, a contractor and a consultant; working in partnership to deliver a new learning experience which combines the academic perspective with those of the design professional and practical site delivery. Delegates are assessed throughout the week in respect of budgetary control, methodology and project management.
Constructionarium is typically delivered as a 6-day working field course.
“Constructionarium isn’t there to gloss over the wonderland that the industry is. It simply presents it as it is, to those who will be its future custodians. And the more prepared they are the better.”
Abigail Tomkins, Managing Editor, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors