2011 - April 2011

Second tranche of trainee managers head for Belgium – 18/04/11


Two more trainee managers from Henry Boot Construction’s Eastern Division have headed off for Belgium, as part of an education programme aimed at sharing expertise in sustainable construction.

Christopher Connor and Ryan Spencer are taking part in the Passive House Project, where they study air-tightness in construction in a class-based project before moving onto site for some practical experience.

Trainee managers Jack Duncan and Jason Elsdon have just returned from the project, run jointly by Business & Education South Yorkshire and Les Compagnons de Devoir.

It brings together ten major eco-building suppliers and aims to build participants’ knowledge of environmentally sustainable housing construction, with particular focus on the ‘Passive House’ system, where the buildings heat and cool themselves.

"Our trainees are the future construction managers of tomorrow - thanks to the opportunity given through Business & Education South Yorkshire and their partners Les Compagnons du Devoir we have been fortunate to send our trainees to Belgium to undertake training in Passive House techniques.
“As part of our commitment to sustainable and low carbon building techniques it is important that our trainees have the knowledge and skill to be able to put new techniques such as this into practice."

Adeana Raper, Training Advisor, Henry Boot Construction

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager