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Ex-O’Rourke director to lead Swansea lagoon construction

Former Laing O’Rourke director Steve Hollingshead has joined Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) as construction director. He will be responsible for getting the £850m Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon built, which will be the world’s largest tidal power plant, if it happens. TLP submitted a 5,000-page application in February for a development consent order (DCO) under the…

Posted on July 1st, 2014
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Great day at Solent University

On Monday 18th Novmeber, ConstructionChat travelled down South to Southampton SOLENT University. The notepads were handed out and we gave a short talk to the 1st year project managers about the importance of an impressive CV and gaining work placements whilst at university. We are looking forward to a return trip in January 2014.  

Posted on November 20th, 2013
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ConstructionChat SOLENT Notebooks

After a great first year of ConstructionChat Notebooks at The University of Reading, we have branched out and created great links with Southampton Solent University. John Barfoot – Academic Leader In the Built Environment at Southampton Solent University and ConstructionChat meet to get the designs completed ready for the new Part 1 Construction Management students. Also…

Posted on September 3rd, 2013
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Helping The Next Generation into The Construction Industry

Our aim at ConstructionChat is to raise the awareness of the construction industry among those who are currently choosing their life paths and show that Construction is not just about brick laying and hard hats. Many other skills are needed, such as Economics, Law, Maths, Physics, Art, Design & Geography.

Posted on October 22nd, 2012

All notepads are available to collect from the resource room! They are free so get yours now!!

We hope you like the Notepads! We are the first course to ever receive something like this! This is the first ever production so we would like your feedback so we can strive to improve them every year! We have been working extremely hard on the site and the ConstructionChat project itself! Please keep supporting…

Posted on October 10th, 2012

Part 1 Notebooks Are Handed Out

After a great first Lecture by Dr Milan Radosavljevic (School Director of Teaching & Learning at Reading) to the first years. The New Notebooks were left for all first years to recieve one. Please Collect one from the Resource Room if you havent already.

Posted on October 5th, 2012

The Construction Chat common room

Hi Guys,   We are working with a new software to bring you guys closer to the lecturers and give you a chance to communicate with the lecturers on a more informal platform. The Construction Chat common room will be an online forum where your lecturer will log on the night after setting an assignment…

Posted on September 29th, 2012