I joined this project partly due to my passion for sustainable construction and to gain a better understanding of the practical side of construction, to experience first hand the gap between engineers, architects and workers on site.
Over the first few weeks I learnt that a design and construction project is never as smooth as it seems to be in theory, there’s a lot of problems and unforeseen challenges along the way that really tested and helped improve my problem solving skills. These problems could range from subtle design flaws in the U-Build boxes to battling the wind and rain, especially over the course of week 2.
In addition, working on site helped me gain a diverse range of knowledge when learning about the different fields that interact with the construction industry, such as the basics of plumbing, electrical engineering and how cables are laid out in a building and energy generation by using solar panels in the most effective way, which may otherwise not be covered at university.
Week 2 – Floor, Walls, MEP First Fix
28/06/2021 – 02/07/2021