The housing at a formally valued price of Itsasalde Residential, an example for future construction

The new visit that the students of the Basque Country University will do to the housing complex, which is being risen in the heart of Santurtzi and opposite the port, demonstrates the interest that the work of VDA Sainz has with the students in the Degree in Civil Engineering.

After the good reception of the initiative given by the students of last course of the Degree in Civil Engineering in 2014/15, the experience will be repeated this coming December with new students of that Degree.

For the access to a greater number of students, this time, the visit is divided into two days. Thus, about fifty of future professionals can check on the facilities the knowledge acquired during their education.

This experience is added to the one that will take place this course next October, when the final year´s students of the Higher Degree in Building of the Emilio Campuzano School of Bilbao will visit the houses that Viuda de Sainz is rising in the Itsasalde Residential complex opposite the port of Santurtzi.

Thus, our company establishes a course of action by which, and completely in an altruistic way, give our knowledge facilities, projects and the know-how of our professionals to the future professionals in the field of Civil Engineering, Construction and Industrial Construction, which has a great significance, as noted by the Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marcos Uriarte, manager of the visit and who accompanied the future thirteen engineers.

“As senior students, they have seen from a theoretical point of view aspects of foundations, structure, walls, plants, geology, stakeout … areas all contained in the work of Itsasalde, something that suits them for testing the classroom learning”, explained Uriarte.?

This practical example was a great value, as students faced the stage of integration into the labor market, according to the teacher of the Basque Country University.

So given the success of the initiative, this coming 2015/16 academic year, we started a new collaboration with Emilio Campuzano´s center of Bilbao. Next October, the students in the final year of the Higher Degree in Construction will visit the houses that Vda. de Sainz is rising in the Itsasalde residential complex opposite the port of Santurtzi.

A new collaboration

The current center, Emilio Campuzano, of Bilbao has its origin in the School of Arts and Crafts, at the initiative of the mayor of Bilbao Pablo de Alzola, and having as Lead Sustaining entities, the Provincial Council of Biscay and the City Council of Bilbao, opened on February 10th, 1879.

The School of Arts and Crafts was installed in the former College of San Andrés, now home of the Basque Museum, where it remained until its transfer during the 1910-1911 academic year to the building of the Hospital of “Santos Juanes” in Atxuri, vacant at that time due to the Hospital transfer to its present location in Basurto.

In the initial subjects of arithmetic, geometry, linear drawing and figure, etc … it were added their own artistic disciplines and vocational training in various branches and levels: Industrial drawing, modeling and carving, Set, Machine Tools, Carpentry Topography, Corporate Training…

In the1902-1903 course it was inaugurated the Section of Foremen teaching, at night, and during 1907-1908 it started the English Language. In 1932 it became the Work and School of Arts and Crafts, moving in 1938 to the building that the provincial council had in Etxebarri.

At the initiative of a group of entrepreneurs of Graphic Arts of Bilbao, in 1954 the Department of Graphic Arts was created, highlighting the technical and economic contribution of Grijelmo´s family.

Quality Commitment

As one of the oldest centers of the town, the center of Campuzano has made a commitment to education and progress, serving as a bridge between education and the workplace. And it has been rolling out an active and innovative leadership, involved in the Model of Total Quality Management, and the ongoing quest for continuous improvement, which has given to the Organization versatility and a competitive spirit, flexibility and open-mindedness enough to provide valid solutions in the three vocational training subsystems.