UNIVERSITY STUDENTS GAIN SKILLS ON SITE
A group of University of Plymouth students took a day out of the classroom to visit Sherford to learn about housebuilding and try their hand at bricklaying.
The 40 undergraduates are studying courses in architectural engineering, construction project management, building surveying and quantity surveying.
As part of the visit, they enjoyed a site tour with the Linden Homes team so they could see homes at different build stages. The students also viewed the unwrapped home, which features exposed walls and ceilings to reveal the piping, electrics and structural components of a new home.
Lee Summerfield, Area Build Manager of Linden Homes, commented:
“It was great to welcome the students to Sherford and show them an active construction site. I was really impressed with the questions they asked and we had lots of discussions on the engineering challenges we face when creating a new homes development, such as topography and providing the necessary services.”
University of Plymouth Lecturer, Robert Freer, added:
“Gaining on-the-job experience is invaluable and really complements what the students learn in a classroom setting. We’re very grateful to staff at Linden Homes for taking the time to pass on their knowledge and expertise – it was very interesting and it’s definitely inspired them all. We especially liked looking behind the scenes in the unwrapped home, which was fascinating.”