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McL&H students are world record beaters


McLaughlin & Harvey in collaboration with the Civil Engineering department of Queen’s University Belfast has secured the Guinness World Record for the world's largest Meccano structure.

The bridge, which spanned the width of Clarendon Dock in Belfast Harbour, was initiated to develop the practical skills and demonstrate application of engineering principles to the students.

McLaughlin & Harvey has a long term relationship with Queen’s University Belfast, having worked together on numerous research and development projects in the past, and employed many Queen’s University Belfast graduates, placement year, and summer students. A number of these student were involved in the project including Jaime Shortt.

Jamie worked on the initial stages of the project at Queen’s University Belfast; assembling and designing the Meccano bridge deck units. He was then employed by the McLaughlin & Harvey’s Civil Engineering department over the summer and was closely involved in the planning and preparation for bridge assembly and installation, playing an integral part in the successful delivery of the project. Jamie now returns to complete the final year of his course with the benefit of having been involved in the planning and delivery of a complex engineering project.

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