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Strathclyde students complete GRAHAM mentoring scheme

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Tony Dixon, GRAHAM Construction contracts manager, with a group of University of Strathclyde engineering students

Engineering students from the University of Strathclyde recently completed a construction mentoring scheme supported by GRAHAM Construction.

The seven-month scheme gave the students an introduction to the construction process, which involved shadowing surveyors in GRAHAM’s Glasgow office and visiting construction sites.

As part of a series of tours of active sites, the students visited GRAHAM’s 13-storey Bath Street Student Accommodation project and also got a behind-the-scenes look at the University’s new £31 million sport centre.

The final session of the scheme gave the students the opportunity to learn about works currently underway at Strathclyde Sport, such as piling, foundations and sub-structures.

The 85-week project, which commenced in November last year, is due for completion in summer 2018 and is part of the University of Strathclyde’s £600 million campus transformation. The centre will include a 25-metre swimming pool, two four-court sports halls, a 180-piece fitness suite, two squash courts teaching rooms and office accommodation.

Tony Dixon, contracts manager at GRAHAM Construction, commented, “Congratulations to each of the students who have completed the mentoring scheme, learning first-hand about the intricacies of major building projects.

“GRAHAM holds extensive expertise within the university sector, whether it be student living, teaching or social space. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, creating new infrastructure while also sharing our experience with the industry’s rising stars of the future.”

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