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National Construction Week 5-12 October

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National Construction Week 5-12 October

Now in its tenth year National Construction Week (NCW), managed by ConstructionSkills on behalf of the industry, is the UK-wide campaign which gives young people the chance to experience the wide range of exciting opportunities available in the modern Construction Industry. This year, NCW will take place between 5 -12 October 2006.

Over 68,500 young people took part in NCW 2005, visiting architectural practices and engineering consultancies, trying out traditional crafts such as painting, joinery, roofing, bricklaying and plastering, and visiting live building sites to get a first-hand view of the many processes involved in construction.

This year’s themes include Sustainability, Ecobuilding and Regeneration, and innovative events across the country have been designed to illustrate the wide scope of the bulit environment and the related industries. These include an airport design challenge at Leeds/Bradford airport, ‘Take your daughter to work’ days in construction companies across Wales and three days of interactive events and activities at Stirling Castle. Young people can design an eco-friendly home in Bristol or get to grips with heritage and restoration methods in Sussex.

Get involved

Event organisers can advertise their event free of charge and ask for support by going to http://www.ncw.org.uk. Architects, designers, developers and construction companies who want to offer site or office visits can send their contact details to or fax them to 01509 283 174 and the National Construction Week team will endeavour to match them up with schools looking for site visits.

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