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.
Bouygues UK is delivering student accommodation, Students’ Union and fitness facilities, which will be completed in 2021 for development partner Uliving.
After undertaking a placement year at Bouygues during his time at the University, Clayton joined the company’s graduate scheme and then became a full-time employee. He has since worked on a number of large-scale developments. Read More →
Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering Maria Diakoumi discusses why she believes an apprenticeship route to a degree is a great option for civil engineers and their employers, and how to encourage more women into the profession. Read More →
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.