Engineers Week 2013
1st April 2013
As part of Engineers Week 2013 a team from our Ballymore Water Treatment Scheme headed back to school. The aim of Engineers Week is to celebrate the engineering profession, to grow awareness of engineers in the community, and to showcase engineering as an exciting and diverse career option for students. Fiachra the Contracts Manager, Sandra the site Safety Officer and Sinead the Quantity Surveyor gave a presentation to the 4th, 5th and 6th classes at Scoil Mhuire Primary, Ballymore Eustace.
The presentation gave the young budding Engineers an insight to the various types of engineering professions out there and how they contribute to everyday life. Fiachra reminded them of the importance of studying, and gave an introduction into the various projects he has been involved in throughout his engineering career and summarised with a brief description of the Ballymore Stage 3 Project that many had been watching unfold and develop from their bedroom windows. BAM Contractors have been working with Dublin City Council and RPS Consulting Engineers at the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant for the past six years- modernizing, extending and refurbishing the plant to increase capacity to 320ML/D. The project is due for completion in August of this year. To round up the morning everyone was presented with a hi-viz vest to keep them safe and to tie in with the campaign to encourage children to be active and where safe, to walk or cycle to school.