Deborah’s Blog

Aug 31,2017

Deborah’s Blog: Breaking Ground (literally) – August 2017

It’s been a very exciting week – works for Learning Plaza 2 have started! Learning Plaza 2 We’ve started off on site by doing site clearance. This means collecting rubbish, removing loose stones and earth, digging out tree roots and generally flattening the ground. I won’t lie, it’s tough work. Back in the UK, this […]

Jul 01,2017

Deborah’s Blog: Landscaping and Languages – June 2017

Hi all! It’s been a while. I have no doubt that you’ll all be pleased to hear that I am in a state of readiness; I have drawings, schedules, resource plans, programmes of works, risk assessments, health and safety plans, contracts, and inducted trainees. All I need now is the money [insert shameless plug here]. […]

Apr 26,2017

Deborah’s Blog: Getting Geared Up – April 2017

The rains are coming to an end which means we’re tantalisingly close to the 2017 build season. There’s a lot of work to do before it gets here though! Project management – got to love a good spreadsheet My work recently has been mostly office based (ie excel based). We’re working up detailed material quantities […]

Mar 30,2017

Deborah’s Blog: Getting Stuck In at the Centre for Excellence – March 2017

Well I’ve only been one month out in Zambia with the Build It team but already it feels like home. Boy, have I learnt a lot in the past month though! Firstly, hello and let me introduce myself; I’m Deborah and I’m an engineer. With the support of BuroHappold Engineering, I’m currently working with Build […]