EMAT Centre

NEW for October 2019

The Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology Centre is Boston College's newest addition and is planned to open for October 2019. 

The Centre's facilities will include an innovation hub, two engineering workshops that will provide space for traditional and modern design, maintenance and manufacturing techniques, an electronics laboratory, CAD/CAM suite, three classrooms, changing rooms and a break-out space.


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Engineering Courses

The College's Engineering courses are taught by qualified engineers which means you will benefit from their extensive industry knowledge. You will cover a range of engineering subjects in both theory and practical sessions. You can also progress right through to a University Level HND course.

Visit our Open Event on Saturday 22nd June, and discover everything you need to know about Engineering at Boston College.

Build Update

W/C - 25th March 2019

The EMAT site is now ready for the installation of the concrete floor slab. The gas membrane, insulation, vapour barrier and steel mesh are all in place ready for approximately 500 tons of reinforced concrete. The site will then be ready for the delivery of the steel frame, which will start to arrive and begin to be installed from Monday 1st April.

W/C - 11th March 2019

Last week saw the completion of the ring beam steel work and on Wednesday concrete started to be poured. The under slab drainage is now being installed and the ground is also being prepared for the Gas Protection Membrane.

Next week substructure masonry will be laid up to the Damp Course level in preparation for the ground floor slab being concreted.

W/C - 25th February 2019

The installation of 178 piles is now complete, and the protruding tops have been cut down to an even level using an 'cropper' attached to an excavator. The 'cropper' used the excavators hydraulics to power the jaws which crush both the concrete and the internal steel cables to cut them close to ground level. 

The next task is to excavate around the remnants of the pile tops and create trenching for the foundations. The 'cropper' will then be used again, but this time to crush the concrete in the pile tops and leave the steel wires. These will then be woven with the new steel reinforcing rods and mesh to create a good framework for the concrete foundations to be poured. 

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