Civil engineering, construction and building

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Top honour in the People & Planet University League

The University of Brighton has been ranked second in the UK for sustainability in the 2016 People & Planet’s University League. Source: Top honour in the People & Planet University League

Civil Engineering and Construction careers fair

Students studying subjects including Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Urban Planning, are invited to the Built Environment and Civil Engineering careers fair on Friday 2 December. Come along to Cockcroft Hall between 1-3 and find out about placements, part-time work graduate opportunities and more. It’s a great opportunity to talk to recruiters, academics, Brighton…

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Studying and socialising in our nationally recognised building

The recent, multi-million pound project transforming the Cockcroft building into a state-of-the-art research, teaching and information building has been recognised in the prestigious Green Gown Awards for 2016. Our university and the architects we worked with Fraser Brown MacKenna were named Finalist in the Built Environment category for what was one of the largest retrofits…

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National recognition for University of Brighton

A project transforming university building into a state-of-the-art building has been recognised in the prestigious Green Gown Awards 2016. Source: National recognition for University of Brighton

Collaborative engineering in action

A group of our Civil Engineering students visited the site of a flood prevention scheme in West Sussex to gain an insight into what collaborative engineering looks like. The visit to Clay’s Lake was organised with Mackley and was designed to help students develop their understanding of how theory works in practice. Civil Engineering student…

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Report on SET Seminar Series – 2nd November

Hi Everyone, Today the new SET research seminar series was launched with an exceptional guest speaker from industry. Maria Nesdale is the Education Practice Area Leader and a Senior Associate of Gensler and is involved in design research from an education perspective.  Her research at Gensler is based on how people use and interact with their…

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Survey of watercourses

Today Elliot Batty and I visited Hassocks and the surrounding area with Peter King (OART) and Sandra Manning-Jones (Sussex Flow Initiative) on an initial survey of the watercourses. Elliot’s dissertation will be investigating how small upstream flow retardant interventions (using natural materials) may help to reduce peak flood levels in small communities such as Hassocks. Elliot…

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3D coastal defence

The University of Brighton has produced 3D before-and-after printouts of sea defences at Medmerry near Chichester, Europe’s largest coastal Management Realignment site. Nick Gray, coastal engineer with the Environment Agency, collected the models from Dr Heidi Burgess, Senior Lecturer in the university’s College of Life, Health and Physical Sciences. Nick commissioned the printouts for the Visitors Centre…

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