Case study: Engineers Week 2015 at BAM Contractors

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BAM 2Who? BAM Contractors (formerly Ascon Contractors) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal BAM Group of the Netherlands. BAM
Contractors covers the entire spectrum of construction in Ireland. Its subsidiary operating companies are: BAM CivilBAM BuildingSpecialist WorksBAM PropertyBAM RailBAM FM

What?  A school visit aimed at informing primary school students about the life of an engineer coupled with an engaging and interactive presentation and hands-on activities.

Where? Guardian Angels National School, Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

When? Friday 13th February 2015

Why? To showcase engineering as an exciting and diverse career path while allowing students to talk to real life engineers and to hear about their life experiences.

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BAM Contractors are heavily involved in the local communities in which they work and support and promote engineering through their community and employee engagement programmes.

By its very nature, construction and renovation work has an impact on the local community, occupiers and other users of buildings and infrastructure, and society as a whole. BAM are therefore proactive in minimising the level of nuisance in the local environment and seek to make a positive contribution to the local community.

Employees are encouraged to develop their skills, which in turn helps contribute to the development and growth of the organisation, as well as the community.

BAM’s commitment to future development was demonstrated by a recent school visit to Guardian Angels NS on the 13th February 2015 as part of Engineers Week 2015.

BAM employees Sarah Horgan and Kathy O’ Leary visited 6th class students to talk about their careers as engineers and to show how fun the career can be. Sarah showed the students some great footage of blowing up piles in Dublin Port and used an app to get the children to build a bridge.

The children had some great questions about engineering and the job of an engineer. The girls in the classes were very interested to see two women engineers and hear about their careers.

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