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DKA support Construction Live project

21 February 2017

DKA are delighted to be a partner of Bridgwater & Taunton College for their Construction Live project. Construction Live gives university students the opportunity to experience real life construction at the Construction Skills Innovation Centre at Cannington.

This unique centre, designed by DKA in 2013, provides all manner of construction training including steel fixing training for Hinkley Point, as well as general mechanisation skills training. Various universities including Brighton, Loughborough and UWE have signed up their students for a week of hands-on construction including building a WC block, a short section of road, a culvert and parking bays with external lighting.

DKA have helped design the various elements and produced construction drawing for the students to quantify materials and then build from. The WC block incorporates a number different construction methods to give the students a range of new skills when they leave. We fully support this effort to introduce students to practical construction training and help tackle the industry-wide skills gap.