We have about 40 Transition Year students visiting us at TU Dublin this week to learn about engineering. Tomorrow we’ll be in the electronics labs doing a BioSlam (see the page https://roboslam.wordpress.com/bioslam-ppg/ for instructions).
While Ted Burke and others were busy assembling kits for tomorrow, I was helping Kevin Gaughan and Michelle Looby run field trips. The 17 students who went on the trip with me visited a live construction site in the core of Dublin, where historic buildings are being converted for use as offices and a hotel.
I snapped a few photos along the way — the camera hasn’t been out of its case since the start of Covid, so I’m a bit rusty, but I did my best to illustrate the tour. We learned from structural, mechanical and electrical, and building services engineers as well as the site coordinator.
A huge thanks to Thady McAleese, Declan Keane, David Byrne, and Niall Clarke for such great explanations of your construction work and design challenges.