Month: October 2017

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Ellena Tangi

October 20, 2017

How VR is changing the construction industry

Virtual reality has been in the midst for a long time, with the “Telesphere Mask” first patented in the 1960’s, but it’s now more readily available and more useful to commercial operations, especially in the construction industry.  VR is a fascinating way to look around virtual space as if you are actually there, which is why it … Continue reading How VR is changing the construction industry
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Darren Scott

October 18, 2017

Comic book challenges disability

Inspired by his daughter’s joy for life, Dan White gave up his job last year to pursue an ambition he’s held since Emily was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus – to create a comic book of disabled superheroes whose disabilities become their superpowers. In the book, Emily becomes the chief of the Department of … Continue reading Comic book challenges disability
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Darren Scott

October 16, 2017

Contractors Confirmed for Manchester Highways Deal

Manchester City Councils have announced the names of Contractors who will be working on the Highways & Infrastructure Construction Works framework worth up to £200m. Balfour Beatty, Colas, Dawnus, Galliford Try, North Midland and Sisk will work on mainly highways projects but will also include earthworks, bridge construction and site clearance. The first scheme of … Continue reading Contractors Confirmed for Manchester Highways Deal
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Ellena Tangi

October 13, 2017

Carmichael UK staff take time out for Wellness at Work Sessions

It’s been just over a year since staff at CarmichaelUK pledged to Time to Change, an initiative that opens up the conversation about mental health and how we can work together to help those that need it. In the UK, 11.3 million days of work were lost in 2013-2014 due to stress, anxiety or depression. This … Continue reading Carmichael UK staff take time out for Wellness at Work Sessions
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Ellena Tangi

October 10, 2017

1 year on. The road to mental health awareness.

A year ago today, staff at CarmichaelUK committed to talking openly about mental health by signing the Time to Change pledge, an initiative that opens up the conversation about mental health and how we can come together to support those who need it. Today also marks World Mental Health Day, and at CarmichaelUK we’re working hard to … Continue reading 1 year on. The road to mental health awareness.
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Darren Scott

October 9, 2017

Video: Hinkley Point C is taking shape

Construction work at the new nuclear power plant in Somerset continues at pace with more than 1,900 workers involved in building the project on the Bristol Channel coastline. Despite announcements of potential delays and budget overruns, the amount of work on site is a clear sign of progress. Hinkley Point C’s lead investor, EDF is … Continue reading Video: Hinkley Point C is taking shape
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Darren Scott

October 5, 2017

Channel 4’s Escape shows Engineering is not just for boys!

What would you do if your plane crashed into a light aircraft in the middle of the desert? How would you escape? This was the task facing Royal Engineer and SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton and a team of real-life engineers in Channel 4’s new reality TV show Escape which began on Sunday. … Continue reading Channel 4’s Escape shows Engineering is not just for boys!
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Ellena Tangi

October 2, 2017

Carmichael UK Celebrates Black History Month

October 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of National Black History Month.  The month is essential in helping to promote learning and contributing to community cohesion. We’re joining the celebrations by looking at the huge contributions black people have made to the engineering and STEM industry. Walt Braithwaite Jamaican born American engineer, Walt joined Boeing as an associate … Continue reading Carmichael UK Celebrates Black History Month
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