Civil engineering, construction and building

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Kier project visits

Students on our construction and building courses have been enjoying fortnightly visits to the Kier Project, part of the University’s Big Build ambitious project on the Moulsecoomb campus, watching the progress of the multi-storey car park from the beginning. It is particularly interesting to note Kier’s attitude to sustainability by viewing their water butt, recycling and…

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Working on Brighton’s iconic arches

  Final Year students on Building Surveying BSc(Hons) are working with Brighton and Hove City Council to deliver ideas to restore the iconic Madeira Parade Arches and to assess the suitability of their use for commercial restoration. BHCC have crowd funded £450,000 for the refurbishment of 3 of the arches which includes preserving the oldest…

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Welcome to our new Built Environment Students

Welcome  to our new students iEnvironment. For the first afternoon at University we had fun providing creative designs for our Solar Decathlon Project designing environmentally friendly houses for Brighton and Hungary. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the students surpassed our own expectations and great team spirit was in abundance.

Visit to Debrecen University in Hungary to meet our Solar Decathlon Partners

Lecturers from our school, Della Madgwick, Dr Ruoyo Jin and Dr Mahmood Alam, travelled to Debrecen, Eastern Hungary in September to meet with Dr Kalmar Ferenc and his colleagues at  our Partner University to discuss plans for our Solar decathlon project.

COBRA 2018

Della Madgwick, Principal Lecturer in the Built Environment, has been awarded with the RICS Best Real Estate Paper Award for her paper written with ex-Building Surveying Student David Ball entitled ‘Improving Opportunities through self/ custom  build to provide home ownership in the South East.’ She was presented the award by Stephen Pryke Professor of Supply…

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Frognal Farm Survey

Final year Building Surveying students have undertaken a survey of Frognal Farmhouse a grade II listed building. The survey was cancelled earlier on in the year due to snow and this time we had the most glorious weather. Students are providing a professional survey to point out the presence and significance of any defects. They will…

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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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Visit to Shoreham Port for Sustainability Students

Students studying Principles of Sustainable Construction took their lecture room outside today with a visit to Shoreham Port. Tony Parker the Director of Engineering took students on a tour of the facility telling them how renewable energy powers the pump room and about the innovative way the port is moving towards zero carbon. As well as…

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Building Surveying Field Course

The final year Building Surveying students have spent 3 days learning about listed building surveys with Dr Duncan Phillips of Listed Building Surveys They spent one day in the classroom learning about heritage and conservation  and then one day at a grade II* listed farmhouse in Kent carrying out a survey as if they had been appointed…

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Frognall Farmhouse

Building Surveying students have an excellent opportunity to carry out a surevey of this delightful listed building as part of their studies in February. Senior Lecturer Della Madgwick has been for an early visit to carry out all the risk assessments etc.

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