Architectural Technology BSc(Hons) graduates have scooped a technical design award for renovation and extension of a Grade 2 listed building.
The team, from Cityzen, the architecture and engineering practice in Portslade, beat competition from across the region to win the Best Extension or Alteration category in this year’s Local Authority Building Control South East Awards.
All winners progress to the Grand Finals to be held in London later this year.
A University of Brighton student is one of four regional winners who will be representing the South East region in the finals of a major national property and construction awards.
Shannon Cresswell, a BSc (Hons) Project Management for Construction student came away with one of the top prizes at the recent Women In Property South East regional awards and will be one of 14 regional finalists from across the UK at the national final on 18 September.
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 students and staff to combine innovation, market potential, and efficiency.
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Our first year civil engineering students enjoyed a site visit to Clay’s Lake Dam and Flood Detention Reservoir on Wednesday last week. The visit was organised in partnership with J T Mackley & Co Ltd, who are carrying out the flood prevention work at Clay’s Lake as part of Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency.
Recent university graduate Elliot Batty was one of the joint winners of the university’s Environmental Award for his final year project.
Elliot, who studied for an MEng Civil with Environmental Engineering, along with Hannah Parker, who is based at the Hastings campus and studied a BSc Biology (as part of the university’s Joint Honours Programme), were joint winners of the 2017 Summer Award. Both students received a £200 cash prize, and a certificate which were presented at their respective graduation ceremonies in July.
Now in its third year, the Environmental Award aims to promote sustainability in the curriculum by recognising innovative and inspiring environmental projects that can be put into practice.
For his final year project Elliot ‘led an investigation into the design of large woody debris dams and their effect on channel flow’. This looked at how implementing different large woody debris dams could reduce flooding.
Elliot said: “I chose to study at Brighton as it offered a combination of civil with environmental engineering, so my focus at university has always had this emphasis. This award, therefore, has a particularly special meaning as I have poured four years of my life into creating a career in sustainable engineering.
I have always had particular interests in climate change which drove my final year project on large woody debris dams. The laboratory experiments took one month of constant making and testing of the dams, so to be recognised for this hard work is a great honour!”
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