Skills London fair 7th – 9th October

Think Up helped the Institute for Civil Engineers (ICE) with their stand at the Skills London fair at the ExCel centre in London. Young people aged 14 to 19 came to discover the huge range of careers and training open to them. Over 45,000 people attended.

To get students excited about civil engineering, Think Up invited groups of students to take up a challenge: could they build a tower as tall as the Shard at 1:200 scale out of paper, stickytape and string. The tower they built was then tested for lateral strength under wind loading – using a fan – and seismic loading, using a homemade wobble table. A prize was offered for the best tower.