Wednesday, January 12, 2011

News: Rotherham GMI team get involved with the community


The team from GMI Construction on site in Rotherham have recently hosted a visit from Nottingham Trent University and presented to a local school as part of their ongoing commitment to engaging with the local community.

The site team working on the Rotherham Council office construction project on the edge of the town centre welcomed a group of approximately 40 students. The Postgraduate students from Nottingham Trent University were on a field trip visit as part of their course which covers Real Estate & Construction.

Gary Oates from GMI talked the students through the various stages and elements of the works and described how GMI developed the strategy of procuring sub-contractors with the necessary due diligence for both financial and quality considerations. He also explained how keen planning and execution of the elements will result in a high quality built for both the developer and the tenant.

Keith Lown, Senior Lecturer in Real Estate at Nottingham Trent University, who lead the visit, was extremely impressed in how the build was progressing and requested a possible future visit when the project moves into the next phase of construction.

Keith said: "The feedback from the students has been fantastic and many found the visit inspirational. The students appreciated that it was a privilege to have access to one of the biggest office building developments in the country and see the construction process first hand."

The community engagement continued with a presentation to a class of Year 3 school children at Todwick Primary School where a cardboard model of the project was used to explain the dimensions of the project, together with plans and 3D images.

A further site visit scheduled for this month will provide the children with insight on how a construction site is managed and see the work in real life. The planned activities are organised in conjunction with the school teachers so that the work carried out by the children will be integrated into their curriculum.

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