Building Surveying Trip to National Children's Hospital14 June 2023
The Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying group met recently and went on an educational trip to the new National Children’s Hospital in Dublin. Met by John Clancy, site safety manager from BAM Ireland, the students were led round the new build. This was also the first time the class had met as a group in-person, as it is a solely online programme.
This HCI Pillar 1 (Springboard+) funded Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying is a 1-year full-time conversion programme providing for construction graduates to become educated for a career in Building Surveying/Building Engineering in Ireland and abroad. It has been developed as an alternative route into the Building Surveying profession other than by way of the traditional honours undergraduate degree.
On the visit to the National Children’s Hospital, the group were treated to a presentation from BAM on the design, procurement, & construction phases and info on BIM design. Then on walkaround they got to see the children’s care facilities, underfloor heating systems, the helicopter pads and the pod systems integrated into the wards.
The new children’s hospital project has achieved many phenomenal feats of construction and engineering. It is co-located with St James’s Hospital in Dublin 8 and will be a world-class, child-focused facility when opening in 2024.