First year students were introduced to the world of construction on their 1st day at WIT with a visit to a proposed green field site of a Passive House in Tramore. The students were a mix of Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Construction Management & Engineering students of the Department of the Built Environment with lecturers Tomás O Donoghue, Susan Gallagher, Stephen Power and John Carney who organised the visit.
The proposed Passive house will be the focus of many projects for these students over the period of construction, giving them a valuable insight into many unique construction techniques from the start to the completion of the project.
The project is within close proximity to the college allowing regular visits with the assistance of lecturers, and kind permission from the owners and builders.
Waterford Institute of Technology is hosting a “Passive House Briefing” on 18th September at 5.30pm in the Auditorium on the main campus on the Cork Road, Waterford. More details here.