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Construction Live – Plant training

As part of the level 4 Built Environment field course to Construction Live, students were given the opportunity to drive and operate various types of plant on site, including dumper trucks, 360 excavators and telehandler forklifts.  This was all carried out under the supervision of qualified instructors in safe conditions but gave the students a…

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Construction Live 2018

First Year Built Environment Students are at Bridgewater and Taunton College for the Construction Live Programme. They have taken part in bricklaying, carpentry, drainage, water supply works and steel fixing. The students had the opportunity to drive plant, to fix a beam and block floor and to build brick walls with lime mortars. This challenging…

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Women in Property award presentation

On Monday the 19th of February I gave my presentation to the judging panel for the Women in Property (WiP) awards, having been nominated by Dr Hannah Wood, head of Building Surveying at the University of Brighton. The judging day for the South East region was held at Bouygues Head Quarters in Waterloo, myself and…

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ICE – Balfour Beatty Student Innovator of the Year winner

Sarah Teliani is showing the way for women in engineering after winning a national award.

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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CIOB Bright Futures Challenge – The Final

In February 2018 a team of student from the Built Environment subject area took part in the regional heats of the CIOB Brighton Futures Challenge, where they came thirds overall, securing them a place in the final. The Final was held last week at the Ballymore head offices and Wardian site, Canary Wharf, London. Despite…

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Dr Ruoyu Jin

BBC Sussex interview about global competition

BrightNest project leader Ruoyu Jin talks to BBC Sussex about our exciting plans to build living a house from recycled and sustainable materials for global Solar Decathlon competition.  

The Brighton design sketch

From the Waste House to the Living House…

…Brighton chosen for sustainable house build  The University of Brighton has been chosen to compete in a global competition to design and build a house using new technologies and reclaimed materials. Brighton is the only UK university to be shortlisted in the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial ‘Solar Decathlon Europe’ contest which challenges teams of…

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