Open Doors weekend is next taking place over the weekend 6th – 7th March 2015. During that weekend leading construction groups all over the country will be opening some of their most interesting sites for you to come and and take a look round while those who work on the projects everyday are on hand to answer your questions.

We will be announcing sites weekly between now and March 2015. To make sure you don't miss out please register your interest here.

Target Audience

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Why should you come to our Open Doors Weekend?

Open Doors Weekend will let you have a look into some of the biggest and best construction projects in the UK. It's your opportunity to discover what really goes on behind the scenes.

How can I get involved?

Pester your mum, dad or teacher to reserve a place using our online booking site, Be prepared to be amazed!Can I visit any site?

You can visit any and as many sites that are taking part as you like; just use our online booking system to book a slot to avoid disappointment on the day.

What can I see?

You're going to see exactly what happens behind the scenes of some of the largest and most exciting projects in the UK. Depending on which sites you visit you could see massive cranes in action, steel girders going up; the most advanced construction machinery and much much more. What will I learn?

You're going to learn all about how people create some of the most interesting buildings in the country and many of the surprising things that go on behind the scenes each and every day.

What can construction offer me?

Something different! There is so much more to building that you'd imaginefrom design to the archaeological digstthe opportunities and excitement are endless. To find out more visit www.bconstructive.co.uk

Why should you come to an Open Doors Weekend?

Open Doors Weekend will give you a unique opportunity to see first-hand the full range of great opportunities that a career in construction can offer. You will have the chance to go behind the scenes at some of the most interesting and high profile projects in the UK and talk to the people working on them who will be on hand to answer all of the questions you may have.

How can I get involved?

If you are over 16, use our online booking site to find your nearest site. Or if you would like your class to be involved ask your teacher or lecturer to sign up!

Can I visit any site?

You can visit any and as many participating sites as you like; just use our online booking system to book a slot to avoid disappointment on the day.

What can I see?

You're going to see exactly what happens behind the scenes at some of the largest and most exciting projects in the UK. Depending on which sites you chose to visit you could see; the most advanced construction machinery, a huge range of skills being demonstrated by a wide range of experts such as steel being erected, 3D modelling, and even the delicate refurbishment of period features.

What will I learn?

You're going to learn about some of the most interesting processes that happen on construction sites every day. It will give you a better idea of the complexity, diversity and intricate detail involved in some of today's most fascinating projects.

What can construction offer me?

Construction can offer you an exciting career, building a new world for generations to come. There is so much more to the construction industry than just building, from design and engineering through project planning to the archaeological digs that takes place. The opportunities for young people in construction are endless. To find out more about working in construction or apprenticeships visit: www.bconstructive.co.uk

Why should you come to an Open Doors Weekend?

Open Doors Weekend gives you the opportunity to show pupils how classroom theory is put into practice up close on a live construction site, enhancing and bringing to life many aspects of your curriculum It provides the perfect platform to engage pupils on some of the most interesting and complex projects in the UK, and see the career opportunities this exciting and diverse industry can offer.

How can I get involved?

There is an online booking facility that will allow you to find out which projects are in your local community and book a slot that suits you and your class. We will always try to accommodate groups wherever we can, just ask.

Can I visit any site?

You can visit any and as many participating sites as you like; just use our online booking system to book a slot to avoid disappointment on the day.

What will we see?

You're going to see exactly what happens behind the scenes at some of the largest and most exciting projects in the UK. Depending on which sites you chose to visit you could see; the most advanced construction machinery, a huge range of skills being demonstrated by a wide range of experts such as steel being erected, 3D modelling, and even the delicate refurbishment of period features.

What will your pupils learn?

Open Doors Weekend will give you the opportunity to demonstrate how the theory taught in the curriculum is put into practice in a live construction environment. The opportunities to learn on a construction site are limitless, not simply architecture and building but a full range of activities including; archaeology, design, engineering, history, social history, community legacy, sustainability and more.

What can construction offer young people?

Construction offers young people the chance to have a long and fulfilling career in one of the most important sectors for the future of the country. It embraces all talents from the practical to the theoretical across a range of subjects. To find out more about working in the construction industry or apprenticeships visit: www.bconstructive.co.uk

Why should you come to an Open Doors Weekend?

Open Doors Weekend is a fantastic chance for you and your children to discover the wide ranging opportunities available within the construction industry. It will allow children of all ages to be safely shown around some of the most interesting projects in the UK by the people who work on them every day. Find out what motivated and inspired them to work in such an exciting industry.

How can I get involved?

Use our online booking system to find the projects in your local area and book a time that suits you to come along with your children over the weekend. It'll be fun.

Can I visit any site?

You can visit any and as many participating sites as you like; just use our online booking system to book a slot to avoid disappointment on the day.

What can we see?

You're going to see exactly what happens behind the scenes of some of the largest and most exciting projects in the UK. Depending on which sites you chose to visit you could see; the most advanced construction machinery, a huge range of skills being demonstrated by a wide range of experts such as steel erected, 3D modelling in action, and even the delicate refurbishment of period features.

What will my children learn?

Open Doors Weekend gives your children the opportunity to learn first-hand from those who work on projects every day. The opportunities to learn on a construction site are limitless, not simply architecture and building but a full range of activities including; archaeology, design, engineering, history, social history, community legacy, sustainability and more.

What can construction offer young people?

Construction offers young people the chance to have a long and fulfilling career in one of the most important sectors for the future of the country. It offers opportunities for all talents from the practical to the theoretical across a range of subjects. To find out more about working in the construction industry or apprenticeships visit: www.bconstructive.co.uk

What is Open Doors?

Open Doors gives you a unique opportunity to have a behind the scenes look at major construction sites across the country and the wonderful range of things that we do - over one weekend.

From 6th-7th March 2015 we would like to invite you to take a look into the diverse world of modern construction and meet the fantastic men and women who make it all happen. Whether you are thinking about work and a career, or just curious to see what goes on behind those big hoardings, Open Doors has something for you!

And we think that you will be quite surprised about what you might find... click here for more

When will Open Doors weekend take place?

Friday 6th - Saturday 7th March

We hope to see you coming through our doors in March. Find out more in our FAQ

Organised by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG), the Scottish Contractors Group (SCG), the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council, CITB, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Open Doors will give you a safe, exciting and unique look at construction.

Feedback from 2013

  • Thank you for Saturday, the boys was still buzzing on Monday and the company have given them the motivation for them to achieve a better grade and they now realise how important their core subjects are (maths, English etc.).
  • Thank you for a really good visit. My students really enjoyed the afternoon, so much so, I think you may have changed some of their minds as to what they should practice in construction. The visit was extremely insightful.
  • I think the scheme is excellent and cannot wait for next year
  • Very interesting and well organised
  • The visit was a great success and extremely well organised....The pupils loved the day and have learnt about the different jobs in the construction industry.
  • The company were superb with the pupils and so many people gave up their time to inspire them; they can't wait to come back!
  • I wouldn't change anything about the visit, I think it was well planned, interesting and challenging too. Thank you so much for organising this event - it was so well organised and exciting too. So many different people have given up thier time today - thank you it was great!
  • It was a fantastic day - I really enjoyed it!
  • Thank you so much for all the useful information and explaining the works on the site. I had a fantastic time and learned so much. I had a brilliant day.
  • Thanks so much...it's fascinating.

Open Doors Partners

UKCG Scottish CG CITB CIOB Considerate Construction Construction News
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UK Construction Group (UKCG)

The UK Contractors Group is the primary association for contractors operating in the UK.

Website

www.ukcg.org.uk

Key Contacts

Rachel Done - rachel.done@ukcg.org.uk
Lina Aliskeviciute - lina.aliskeviciute@ukcg.org.uk

Telephone

020 7836 6636

Scottish Construction Group (SCG)

SCG’s mission is to promote the Scottish construction industry and to support its members in delivering excellence by encouraging contractors to work together with their clients and supply chains to promote change and best practice.

Telephone

020 7836 6636

CITB

CITB is a registered charity and Industry Training Board for the construction industry.

CITB is working to become the construction industry’s one stop shop for skills and training solutions.

Website

www.citb.co.uk

Media enquiries

trevor.cook@citb.co.uk

Telephone

0300 456 5403

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

The Chartered Institute of Building is the international voice of the building professional, representing an unequalled body of knowledge concerning the management of the total building process.

Website

www.ciob.org.uk

Media enquiries

memenquiry@ciob.org.uk

Telephone

01344 630 700

Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image.

Telephone

01920 485959

0800 783 1423

Construction News

Construction News is the leading source of UK construction industry news, contracts and projects information, market data and expert analysis, online and in print.

Telephone

020 3033 2600

Find a site near you

Open Doors weekend is next taking place over the weekend 6th – 7th March 2015. During that weekend leading construction groups all over the country will be opening some of their most interesting sites for you to come and and take a look round while those who work on the projects everyday are on hand to answer your questions.

We will be announcing the sites taking part in Open Doors weekend in Autumn 2015. To make sure you don't miss out to book online a site visit please register your interest here.

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