Ken Brown, Project Manager at the Perth Transport Futures Project, has been mentoring a group of Napier University students through their final year project – to promote a fictitious development in Edinburgh.

As part of Balfour Beatty’s commitment to engaging with and inspiring the next generation of construction professionals, Community Benefits Advisor, Duncan Gardner, attended Perth Grammar’s Careers Fair to talk about careers in Construction with Balfour Beatty.

Balfour Beatty and Perth and Kinross Council brought the ICE’s cable bridge kit to St Johns RC Academy in Perth to deliver a series of bridge building workshops to local school pupils.

Greg Cheyne, Senior Structures Site Engineer with the Balfour Beatty Team at the Perth Transport Futures Project, went out to deliver a STEM presentation and workshop with local pupils at Tulloch Primary School as part of our ongoing programme of curriculum support.

As part of the SCAPE framework requirement for the A9/A85 Perth Transport Futures Project, Balfour Beatty, in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council are required to demonstrate a commitment to employment opportunities and skills development throughout the duration of the contract.

It was an eye opening experience that made me appreciate the amount of planning and the level of accuracy that has to go into a project of this size.

Ken Brown gave a safety talk to the local school,

Ruthvenfield Primary. He explained that the project’s construction site is located a few hundred meters from the School and is a busy area with lots of heavy plant and machines, which have the potential to injure people, and that the site was not a play area for children to use as a playground.

A View into the Perth Transport Future.

Two civil engineers from Balfour Beatty recently visited St Johns to share their career experience in the context of current work on phase one of the Perth Transport Futures project. Both Lewis and Miller have recently graduated and are in their first positions within the company. They led both of our primary six classes in an activity to identify the ways in which civil engineering has an impact on everyone’s lives. An introduction

Dear Chris

RE: University of Strathclyde Civil Engineering Students- 24th February at Perth Transport Futures Project.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for accommodating a site visit for a group of my undergraduate civil engineering students on 24th February. I have added some feedback from the students and as you can see they found the technical challenges that you have faced on site to be of great interest.

The task was to assist with judging 18 pupils working within five different groups who were particpating in presenting a local charity who they had researched,met and understood. They then had to convince the judging panel which group to award a cheque of £2000 to, for donation to their chosen charity.