Architectural Technology Membership and Professional Development Session was held at School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton on Friday 15 March 2019. The event which is run by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, the main accreditation body for Architectural Technology in the country, was formed of three talks by Ms Dorota Fitzpatrick, Assistant Membership Director, CIAT on routes to membership, Mr Michael Greve MCIAT, South East Region Chairman on his professional development as an MCIAT, and Ms Carly Freeman, HAYS Recruiting on job applications and interviews for AT graduates.
It was attended by the University of Brighton 2nd and 3rd year students as well as CIAT South East Region (Region 10) associate members who were seeking to fulfil the professional requirements to become a full member. The event was sponsored by the CIAT and attended by 40 participants. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and network with both SE Region Committee members and practicing architectural technologists in SE Region. The students described the event professionally helpful, individually inspirational and socially fun.
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 composting facilities and even a bird feeding station placed adjacent to the site compound!
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 and longest green wall in Europe.
A Brighton graduate has won a gold medal for his construction management and leadership.
Matt Crookes triumphed in the secondary education category at the Construction Manager of the Year awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), considered the world’s largest professional body.
“Brighton is vibrant and creative town and a great place to learn. I very much enjoyed my time there. With my degree I was able to secure a position with a leading construction firm and have remained there ever since, progressing to the role of Project Manager.
“The course was the perfect introduction to the industry and without doubt set me on the right path for a rewarding career.”
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.
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. Read More →
In August Dr Hannah Wood presented at the International Council For Research and Innovation in Construction: Coping with the Complexity of Safety, Health, and Wellbeing in Construction conference, in Salvador, Brazil. The conference was attended by academics and industry professional from all over the world.