Bradley High School Principles of Engineering students spent time this past spring at the construction site for the New Memorial Middle School. This was part of their hydraulics curriculum. The superintendent from the construction management company, Elford Construction, met with the students and used an excavator to demonstrate its function. They were able to see the hydraulic systems that control and power the arm. The operator of the excavator also reviewed basic safety with the students and discussed counter weighting of the excavator to ensure it doesn’t tip over when lifting a heavy load.
Throughout the next school year students will be involved at every opportunity to see firsthand how this school is designed, built and outfitted for the opening of the 2018/19 school year.