This is an incredibly broad sector that includes massive projects such as building new generation green power generators to smaller scale, but incredibly important, nanobot engineers and everything in between. In this area you will learn about the restrictions and regulations imposed around sustainability, social value and safety, key job roles within the sector, important aspects of pre-build environmental and social value planning, modern methods of construction as well as designing your own sustainable construction with these factors in mind. This has been created alongside Tilbury Douglas and Hoare Lea.

Job Market Data
7.5% of jobs required in 2024 will be in Construction and Engineering
7.5% of people aged 17-18 want to work in the sector according to an ONS survey from 2021
For more information have a look at the complete ONS data

Project Driving Question: How can we design and make a sustainable building?

Project Guide: CONSTRUCTION sector: Project Guide Slides

Immersion Event: Bridge building challenge

Part 1: A deeper look into construction and the roles available
TASK: Create a report on the jobs available in the sector

Part 2a: Preconstruction environmental surveys
TASK: Complete your own survey for your chosen construction site

Live visit to proposed or actual building site

Part 2b: Modern Methods of Construction
TASK: Decide on the best methods for your site

Part 2c: Embodied Carbon and whole life carbon assessments
TASK: Evaluate the Embodied Carbon within your project

Part 2d: BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)
TASK: Complete a basic BREEAM

Part 2e: Social Value: Ensuring a positive legacy
TASK: Plan an event/project which could help better the site and community around the construction site

Part 3: Design and construction
TASK: Design and prototype your building

Final Evaluation

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