Civil engineering, construction and building

Blog about civil engineering and construction

Starting your course in 2020?

You’re going to have a brilliant time here and we can’t wait to meet you! To help you feel like you already belong at Brighton our students and staff have created some information so you can get to know your subject better before you join us in the autumn. We’ll also be in touch over…

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Student on building site

Placement with Bouygues working on Big Build project

Stephanie chats to George Halliwell who is on placement with Bouygues, working on the university’s Big Build project and studying Project Management Construction BSc(Hons). 

Photo of Daisy Kyle

My placement in LA has been life-changing

Daisy Kyle, a Building Surveying BSc(Hons) student, has secured a job thanks to her placement in Los Angeles. Here she talks about the experience and about her time at the University of Brighton. Thanks to my placement, I now have a graduate job… My year’s placement in Los Angeles working for Alan and Green, a…

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Book your place on our postgraduate open evenings

Choose from over 170 postgraduate courses with flexible study options to help you in your career – or change your path completely. We’re holding informal open evenings from 5 to 12 February 5pm to 8pm, giving you the opportunity to find out first-hand how you can benefit from postgraduate study. Tutors will be on hand to…

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Examples of students' work

Architectural Technology activity week project work

Second year Architectural Technology students have just finished a successful intensive learning week during their first semester activity week. Their task was to choose a part of their design for a deployable light structure for temporary exhibition and entertainment purposes, and detail the architectural structure of it (examples are shown in the image). They learnt…

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Damilola Ogunbiyi

United Nations appoints Brighton graduate

A University of Brighton alumna has been appointed United Nations Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All. Damilola Ogunbiyi, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, has also been selected as Co-Chair of United Nations-Energy which promotes “coherence within the UN family of organisations in the energy field”. The appointments were…

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Graduate stories – Elitsa Zaykova

Elitsa won the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Certificate of Excellence – Architectural Technology (Innovative Design Project) for her forward-thinking and innovative final year project.

Graduate stories – Jai Bray

Jai graduated from Building Surveying BSc(Hons). She won the Hays Building Surveying prize as the Building Surveying student who has produced the best overall performance in their final project. What made you choose Brighton and this course? I am a mature student who already had an established life in Brighton. I know lots of people…

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Graduate stories – Alex Judd

Alex Judd won the CIAT South East Region Price for his dissertation and the CIOB Certificate of Excellence – Architectural Technology for the student who produced the best overall performance in the Architectural Technology BSc(Hons).

Meet the Brighton graduate behind the Big Build

A Brighton graduate is playing an instrumental role in delivering a major component of the University’s Moulsecoomb campus development. Clayton Parsons, who graduated in Project Management for Construction in 2014, is Envelope and External Works Manager for the Big Build, part of his wider position as a Site Manager at major construction company Bouygues UK….

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