Sibbald Host Scottish Universities and Colleges - Constructionarium
Sibbald are delighted to have Scottish Universities and Colleges train at our West Lothian training facility.
A group under the name of, Constructionarium shall run the new project. It has been running training projects in the South of England since 2002 and has facilitated the practical training of around 5000 students from English, Welsh and Scottish Universities and Colleges who are studying Civil Engineering and Building Qualifications.
Due to the high demand from Scottish participants it has now been decided to set up a mirror image in Central Scotland. Sibbald Limited has now offered a home for this to be set up at Sibbald Park in Blackridge. The facility of approximately 2 acres shall be provided free of charge for approximately 10 years. Managing Director David Sibbald said “I am excited to have this project run at our site, why should our Scottish students have to travel all the way down South when we have the ideal facility here in Central Scotland.”
Brian Keenan Regional Manager (Scotland) for Constructionarium commented, “This site is ideal” already we have organised projects for Herriot Watt and Strathclyde University. The project lasts for one week and includes all work from start to finish building scaled down versions of landmarks such as the Barcelona Tower, Millennium Galleries and other prestigious projects.
Already other Universities and Colleges from all over Scotland have approached us and hopefully in the future we can attract foreign students.
During a pilot project set up last year at the premises of Dunne Construction we attracted students from Rosdov on Don, Russia who worked along with students from Stow College and The University of Strathclyde.
Students have commented, “These projects are great, getting out on site and being able to see the projects through from start to finish is pretty special.”
Professor Chris Wise, Expedition Engineering commented, “Constructionarium turns theory into practice introducing safety, logistics, costs and of course, the elements.”