Caunton Engineering were proud to sponsor the 2018 Engineering and Innovation Award, for the second year Civil Engineering students at the University of Nottingham. The brief for the students was to design a new student accommodation building, considering sustainability, buildability, codified checks, and ultimately provide a well thought out structural steel solution.
The staff of the university’s Civil Engineering department stated that the prizes donated by Caunton had proved a big incentive to produce high quality work. The departmental heads also added that contact with experienced Engineers from Industry is always valuable and inspirational to the students, and the input to the judging process and the marking of the presentations by Chartered Engineers Robert Weeden, Caunton Technical Director (extreme left in photo), and Matthew Shimwell, Deputy Managing Director at Caunton (extreme right in photo), was very much appreciated. Caunton’s experience and reputation within the steelwork design and build sector were particularly appropriate and extremely useful for the students. Matthew Shimwell was pleased to comment, “Caunton have supported the University of Nottingham for well over ten years. In addition to sponsoring the end of year design projects we are actively engaged in providing student mentoring services, engineering advice to the University and the students, and guest lecturing, all of which has allowed Caunton Engineering to build up a strong collaborative relationship. We look forward to supporting this arrangement in the future and are proud to be playing a part in developing the next generation of engineers.”
Caunton’s latest design & build student accommodation is a 22-storey building, located on Fairfax Street in Coventry, for main contractor Winvic Construction.