RedR selected to receive £100 Donation

RedR Charity Donation by FarratTechnical Director Stephen Blundell has chosen RedR to receive a £100 donation as Farrat’s charity of the month, inline with the #WearRed RedR Day.

RedR are a humanitarian charity dedicated to providing people with the necessary skills to prepare for, and respond to, major disasters such as earthquakes, floods, conflict and drought. Through practical training and expert support, RedR build the skills of first responders, national humanitarian organisations and national aid workers in disaster-affected countries.

The charity have responded to every major disaster in recent years, including the earthquakes in Nepal, the Syrian conflict, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, floods in Pakistan and the Haiti earthquake and are widely supported across both Construction and Engineering industries by well-known firms.

Technical Director for Structural Thermal Break Connections, Stephen Blundell, nominated the charity after being selected in the staff draw which takes place each month at Farrat. He commented that RedR are the designated charity for his Institution – The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) – and with their national campaign ‘RedR Day‘ falling this month, he was pleased to be able to offer this additional support through Farrat’s donation.

RedR have responded to the donation thanking Stephen for the nomination; “Thank you so much for your kind donation in aid of RedR, we are pleased to have been selected for your monthly donation and please pass on our thanks to Stephen for his suggestion, it is much appreciated”, Margherita Billotto, RedR.


For more information about RedR or to discover how you can help support their cause, please visit: www.redr.org.uk

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Farrat help 30 grads prepare for their IStructE CM Exam at UoB

Farrat Technical Director for Structural Thermal Break Connections, Stephen Blundell, will be helping 30 grads prepare for their IStructE CM exam by leading a preparation session at the University of Bolton (UoB) on the 18th January.

The prep course is a day long mock exam where candidates are given the opportunity under exam conditions to take a recent exam (generally, the previous year’s exam).

Opportunity will later be given for peer marking and discussion of the mock exam scripts (or other scripts brought to the session).

The IStructE CM exam is a notoriously difficult exam and has a worldwide pass rate hovering just above 30%, however the pass rate for engineers from the IStructE CM Prep course over the last three years has hovered between 50% and 60%.

Session leaders throughout the course period, which runs until March 2017, will include: Jonathan Haynes, University of Salford (JH), Stephen Blundell, Farrat Isolevel (SB), Walter Swann, Tata Steel (WS), Neil Logan, Logan Consulting Engineers (NL), Dave Leung, Lancashire County Council (DL), Philip Powell, Laing O’Rourke (PP),  Les Jones, Curtins (LJ),  Andrew Wilson, GHA Livigunn (AW) and Gareth Whittleston.

For more information on the Preperation Exam, visit: http://goo.gl/aFRt70


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Farrat’s Mission to Engage, Inspire & Educate

Engage, Inspire, Educate

We believe it is never too early to Engage, Inspire & Educate young people in UK Manufacturing and Engineering.

That is why this year, Farrat have been working closely with the IMechE, IStructE, EDT and the Manufacturing Institute alongside others, to develop various STEM initiatives within the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area.

Over the next few weeks we will be featuring some of our most engaging educational and work experience campaigns ahead of Tomorrow Engineers Week #TEWeek16 (7-11th Nov) and the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 (24th Nov).

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Shortlist for Arts or Entertainment Structure Award announced by IstructE

The Serpentine GalleryThe shortlist for The Structural Awards 2016 has been released today by IstructE and we are thrilled to announce this years projects up for the award of Arts or Entertainment Structures (as sponsored by Farrat) include:

Full shortlist for all award categories here: https://lnkd.in/dWdeWsJ