Costain Helps Support Guinness World Record-Breaking LEGO Bridge
18 October 2016
Yesterday started on a great note for many engineers, students and children alike as the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) marked the opening of its new exhibition and learning centre by breaking a Guinness World Record for the span of a bridge made out of LEGO bricks.
Costain funded the new centre along with six other engineering companies so we were invited along to a sneak preview before the official opening this week. Tim Bowen, Corporate Development Director, attended to represent Costain along with Ioanna Papanikolaou, Graduate Civil Engineer and PhD student and Lydia Walpole, Senior Agent.
Andrew Wyllie CBE, Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the new exhibition and learning centre. This is another example of the engineering profession embracing and driving innovation, as we continue to play a leading role helping to safeguard the security, increase the capacity, improve customer service and drive efficiency in infrastructure programmes. The new centre will provide another valuable resource to help stimulate innovation and high performance in our profession.”
This bridge with a single span of 16.46m is now known to be the world’s longest single span created with LEGO after breaking the former record of 14m. To promote the exhibition, a competition was also organised to encourage engineers and the general public to share photos of themselves with their favourite bridges on social media.
Photo caption, left to right: Tim Bowen, Costain Corporate Development Director, with Andrew Crudgington, ICE External Affairs & Strategy Director, in front of the Lego bridge.
Costain Communications Department