As part of an on-going relationship with Lefevre Peninsula Primary School, John Briggs co-hosted a guided tour through the Old Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide’s central business district, to a group of twenty, year six and seven students. This is also where current Intract sponsorship recipient, Cecil Norvill, attends school.
The students were given the opportunity to see firsthand the type of works undertaken at the site, future outcomes for the project, as well as available career opportunities within the construction industry, in particular the current roles on the Old Royal Adelaide Hospital. Some of current roles being filled on the site are; engineers, project manager and plant operators.
The tour begun a ground level, where the students were able to see a 30t Grapple Excavator and PC850 hydraulic Excavator in action, before being guided to the top observation deck (level five), where the students were then treated to an up-front view of a PC1250 ultra high reach demolition Excavator tear away at a six-storey building.
The students were also able to look through an interactive ‘eye in the sky’ camera control system, which allowed the students to zoom in on the construction works, as well as participate in an interactive Virtual Reality Minecraft simulation.
The school excursion provided the students of Lefevre Peninsula Primary School a better understanding of the construction industry, insight into the future development of Lot Fourteen and the ability to get see what it’s like working on a construction site at one of the largest redevelopment projects in Adelaide’s central business district.