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.
More than 300 jobs have been created and 70 new products launched with support from a University of Brighton green business organisation.
The figures were released as the University’s Green Growth Platform received a progress report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Platform’s original funder.
HEFCE said the Platform had “met or exceeded” all of its objectives, set out when it was launched in 2014.
Zoë Osmond, Director of Green Growth Platform, said: “We are delighted to have successfully delivered on all of the targets agreed with our original funder over the first five years of the Green Growth Platform.
“Since launch in 2014 we have seen over 1,000 green-focused companies join our network, with more than a quarter of these taking up our intensive innovation, business support or skills services.”
We interviewed Tracey Williamson, who graduated in BEng (Hons) Environmental Civil Engineering with Environmental Engineering Technology at University of Brighton in 1996.
She is currently Chair of the British Dam Society and Associate Director of the Dams and Reservoirs Engineering team in Arup. Tracey had a diverse career as supervising engineer and dam safety manager with experience in the United Kingdom and overseas. Also, Tracey is involved with research associated with the safety of embankment and concrete dams.
A visit to the site of Clay’s Lake flood prevention scheme in West Sussex provided a group of civil engineering students with a valuable glimpse of ‘what collaborative engineering work looks like’.
Taking place on Monday 29th October 2018, around 45 students visited the Clay’s Lake site where flood prevention works are being carried out by Mackley working as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency.
Final year students from across our Geography, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, and Chemistry courses took a trip to the beach this week to collect grab samples of bathing water from seven sites between Brighton Palace Pier and Brighton Marina.
The trip was part of a water and health module and was to look at how water quality varies.
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.