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This is Civil Engineering attracts Bangor project

The latest This is Civil Engineering site in Northern Ireland was unveiled to Danny Kennedy, minister for regional development, last week by NI Water and Aecom.

The awareness-raising initiative, first rolled out by ICE Wales in March 2012, sees banners and signboards displayed at civil engineering sites, both during a project’s construction phase and on its completion.

The initiative has since gathered momentum across the United Kingdom.

The banners feature a quick response (QR) code linked to a dedicated web page that provides information about the campaign and civil engineering as a career.

The £3.1M wastewater improvement programme on Bangor seafront focuses on upgrading the sewerage infrastructure and key pumping stations in Bangor marina and Luke’s Point, with the aim of improving the water quality in Belfast Lough.

NI Water and Aecom have lent support to the ICE campaign.

ICE Northern Ireland regional director Wendy Blundell said she was “delighted NI Water and Aecom have decided to support this campaign and feature such a prominent site”.

On visiting the site, Kennedy commented: “This project has helped secure jobs in the local construction industry and I congratulate [contractor]
BSG Civil Engineering and Aecom on securing this contract.”

The Bangor project was also highlighted in the Northern Ireland regional heat of the ICE graduates and students papers competition, where Aecom graduate engineer Samuel Donaldson presented on the scheme.

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