Construction sites across the UK will be open to the public for viewing this weekend as part of the UK Contractor's Group (UKCG)'s second Open Doors Weekend.
So far more than 3,000 people have signed up for the event, which takes place on Friday and Saturday. At the sites they will be given a closer look at what takes place on a building site, as well as learn of the things that go on behind the scenes. A wide range of different projects are open, including Hotel Football at Old Trafford, a Technology Centre where new contruction techniques are tested and one creating new lanes on the M25.
UKCG Director Stephen Ratcliffe said: "With Open Doors just a few days away we are pleased so many people are taking part.
"In particular, construction needs more young people entering our industry, and the weekend is an opportunity to tell the story of what a career in a modern and vibrant construction industry looks like.
"It is not about 'dirt and bricks', but an industry that is at the forefront of innovation, new technologies and creating iconic projects."
To find out more about the Open Doors Weekend and book your place, visit the official website at www.opendoorsweekend.co.uk.
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