Media Release: Cairnhill Structures takes sustainability message into schools

CAIRNHILl Structures, the leading structural steel engineer and steel fabricator, has become one of the first contractors in the UK to actively take the important message of environmental sustainability into schools.

In an sector-leading move, Coatbridge-based Cairnhill has devoted time and resources to creating bespoke sustainability modules which explain the vital connections between industry and the finite resources of the natural world.

The educational resource, which contains models and training packs designed to engender greater understanding of sustainability, is being introduced at St Patrick’s School in Coatbridge, a historic steel-producing area, and could be rolled out to other schools in the area.

The move emphasises Cairnhill’s practical commitment to sustainability, a policy which it has pioneered within the industry.

The company has set itself, and met, stringent sustainability targets over the past two years, resulting in it becoming the only structural steel works in Scotland to receive the British Construction Steelwork Association’s Sustainability Award.

Cairnhill, part of the Watson-Towers group of companies, has created some of the most high-profile steel structures in Scotland, including the pergola at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, the HQ of Renfrewshire Council in Paisley and the Forth Bridge toll canopies.

Jack Sanderson, Cairnhill’s managing director, said: “Sustainability is the way forward for industry. It not only makes good business sense, but it helps to preserve scarce resources for future generations.

“As a company which is committed to our community and our environment, we are delighted to be able to take part in this schools initiative and look forward to contributing to the understanding of sustainability among the children who are our community’s future.”

For further information please contact Cairnhill Structures: tel. +44 (0)1236 449393; fax. +44 (0)1236 428 328; email.

Issued on behalf of Cairnhill Structures by Blueprint Media.

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