- Jun 5, 2018
Gilbane is utilizing the construction of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s newest academic building as a living learning laboratory for students. We have partnered with university faculty to form a hands-on educational program around its design and construction, including bi-weekly site tours, an evening lecture series focused on various construction and design disciplines, and guest lectures in the classroom.
Jack Duggan, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Technology at Wentworth has played a vital role in this partnership. Duggan cites geotechnical engineering students speaking directly with environmental engineers about how they addressed soil management at the construction site as one example. “Those personal interactions help our students better understand how to approach complex issues,” said Duggan, “while also visualizing where their own careers will take them in years to come.”
All elements of this hands-on learning program, such as the Evening Lecture Series and classroom presentations, are being documented and recorded to be used by Wentworth for years to come.
Gilbane is partnering with project architect Leers Weinzapfel Architects and RSC Structural Engineers on the lectures, which examine topics including:
o LEAN construction
o Construction risk management
o Environmental engineering
Gilbane is committed to fostering careers in the construction industry and partnering with our higher education clients and partners. We are continuing to break new ground utilizing the development of projects to support education and hands-on learning opportunities for the next generation of construction innovators.
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