"The Dublin trip was a huge success, both professionally and socially. Getting out on site to the No. 1 Ballsbridge development and seeing civil engineering in action was particularly interesting while the ‘Apprentice’ style task on Saturday morning encouraged the junior members of the team to push themselves; stepping up to the role of project managers in the absence of their more experienced colleagues. And of course, after a long day of activities in Dublin it would be rude not to sample the local beverages…"

Andy Higgins Graduate Engineer Awcock Ward Partnership www.awpexeter.com

AWP 2016 study weekend - Dublin

14/11/16

Happy Birthday to us!

To celebrate each anniversary of us setting up AWP, we have held annual team building / training away days. In previous years we've enjoyed an outdoor activities day at the Deer Park Hotel (2013), a weekend trip to Barcelona (2014) and last year a weekend of team building activities on Dartmoor.

We’ve just returned from a great weekend in Dublin. We arrived on Friday afternoon and were given a site visit around No. 1 Ballsbridge, a prestige residential development currently being constructed by one of our long-standing clients, Comer Group. Thanks to Brian McHale of McHale (photo above) and Des Twomey of PLUS Architecture for taking time out of their busy schedules to brief our guys and show them around the impressive site.

On Saturday morning the guys were split into three teams and given a constraint mapping exercise based around the pedestrianisation of College Green. After making site visits and identifying constraints and opportunities provided by this proposal each team made a 15 minute presentation back to the judging panel.

We also enjoyed some time out to visit the Guinness Storehouse and a number of us watched Ireland run in 8 tries against Canada at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening. A little more time was spent enjoying the traditional Irish hospitality and the good news is that everyone made it back for the flight home on Sunday.