NICK7518Casey were delighted to take part in the TeenTech South Yorkshire event last week.

TeenTech brings teenagers together with companies who are leading the way in innovation, and scientific and technological research, with the intention of showing that there are plenty of career paths available that they might not at first think about.

Casey were involved in facilitating a challenge designed by Efficiency North that aimed to test the thought processes and problem solving ability in pre-GCSE students in a 'Crystal Maze' type challenge. The environment was created to resemble a construction site, with PPE and small tools on show to add to the realism. The students were tasked with answering 4 questions across each of the following areas: science, technology, engineering and maths. The questions linked their study with real life, at the same time giving the students an insight into potential careers in the construction sector.

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"A forgotton space is being transformed into a vibrant public realm."

 Casey have begin work on the second phase of public realm at the heart of NOMA in Manchester city centre.

 The new development will create a public square between the iconic CIS Tower, New Century House and Hanover, providing a safe and welcoming space that promises a mix of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops nestled amongst the characterful buildings of the NOMA listed estate. The work is due to be completed by September 2015.

ukpassivhausconference2014Our John Hyland is presenting at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014 on 16 October and he'll be talking about the challenges faced from a contractor's point of view in achieving Passivhaus Standard on a retrofit project

It goes without saying that it is harder to achieve the required standards in a retrofit property than a newbuild, so the EnerPHit Standard was developed as the Passivhaus Standard for retrofits. The four requirements to achieve the Standard relate to:

•   Annual space heating requirement
•   Upper limit for total primary energy demand
•   The frequency of excessive internal temperature
•   Air leakage.  This will have a huge impact on the other three!

There are very many issues that an inexperienced contractor may come across when carrying out this type of work.

John HylandIf you were at the UK Passivhaus Conference 2014, you may have seen our John Hyland talking about the challenges faced from a contractor's point of view in achieving Passivhaus Standard on a retrofit project

It goes without saying that it is harder to achieve the required standards in a retrofit property than a newbuild, but which ever you are working on, there are certain things you need to have in place to ensure a successful project.

Here are some notes from John's presentation. 

 

Peter Casey Scholarship 013 N332 2305x1621April saw the award of the first Peter Casey Scholarship at the University of Salford’s School of the Built Environment (SOBE).

The recipient of the scholarship, awarded on merit, was Stuart Hartley who is in his first year at Salford, studying Quantity Surveying.  Stuart will receive £1000 per annum for the 3 years of his studies.

“I was overwhelmed to receive my notification letter and am delighted to have been selectedas this year’s recipient,” said Stuart.  “It is an absolute honour to be recognised for my work this year and it motivates me to continue to strive for excellence.  The scholarship will not only enable me to concentrate on my studies, but also provide the financial security to invest more time to causes that I hold dear such as raising money for landmine clearing charity, MAG International.”