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InTech to host ICE schools competition

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INTECH, Hampshire's new interactive technology centre, is to host ICE Southern association's ground breaking 'Innovative Construction' day in Winchester on 21 June.

A morning conference tackling the design and construction of innovative buildings will be followed in the afternoon by a schools competition where children will be challenged to simulate the planning and design of a civil engineering project which has environmental, social and technical problems.

Speakers at the conference, chaired by ICE president Mark Whitby, will highlight innovation in buildings such as Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower, Basingstoke's Chineham waste from energy plant, along with InTech building itself.

Costing £11M and funded in part by £5.1M from the Millennium Commission, the InTech building is now nearing completion and is already a local landmark. The 3,500m 2building is supported on flying buttresses to mirror city's ancient Cathedral.

Design was carried by Hampshire County Architects and Southampton based consultant Gifford & Partners, and is being built by local contractor Trant.

InTech will be used to bring the excitement of science and engineering to children - and adults - through interactive models, exhibits, games and lectures. Some 30,000 people annually visit InTech's present site, but the new facility will have capacity for 150,000.

INFOPLUS For more information, or to book a place, contact Roger Ball (023) 8027 0094.

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