Case study: Engineers Week 2015 at Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd and Road Maintenance Services Ltd

Fact file

End of the EventWho? Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd manufactures a range of CE marked cationic bitumen emulsions and macadam binders, working in partnership with our customers in developing and providing the highest quality road surfacing products. Along with its sister company Road Maintenance Services Ltd, a leader in road maintenance techniques, with bases in Galway, Mallow and Dublin.

What?  An on-site secondary school visit from Presentation College students in Headford, Co. Galway where they learned about different aspects of engineering involved in the road construction industry. 34 junior cycle level students and their teacher Mr. Tom Ryder visited the production facility where they viewed the laboratories to learn about design, testing and manufacturing of materials required for road construction.

Where? Cold Chon Facility, Oranmore, Galway

When? Tuesday 10th February 2015

Why? Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd and Road Maintenance Services Ltd believe in promoting engineering and chemistry subjects to students in an effort to engage students in exploring how engineering encapsulates a variety of careers within the road industry, for example, civil engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.

The details 

Laboratory VisitThe event was opened by Liam Henry, Director of Cold Chon (Galway) Ltd and Tom Walsh, Director of Road Maintenance Services Ltd providing an overview of the type of work that Cold Chon and RMS Ltd are engaged in. A total of eleven personnel took part in the event.

Engineering and technical personnel engaged with students by focusing on the involvement of engineers in the construction and maintenance of the roads we travel on every day.

Students and PersonalThe presentation provided information on exploring the various types of engineering required, for example, civil, chemical and mechanical. Following on from the presentations, the students participated in a tour of the production facility and laboratories, where they were encouraged to discuss the varying elements of engineering involved in the road construction.

Students on Site TourFeedback from the students of their visit was extremely positive with students commenting that they found the event a great experience and would recommend the event to fellow students.

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