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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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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.

Kier project visits

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…

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Working on Brighton’s iconic arches

  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…

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Visit to Debrecen University in Hungary to meet our Solar Decathlon Partners

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.

Dr Ruoyu Jin

BBC Sussex interview about global competition

BrightNest project leader Ruoyu Jin talks to BBC Sussex about our exciting plans to build living a house from recycled and sustainable materials for global Solar Decathlon competition.  

The Brighton design sketch

From the Waste House to the Living House…

…Brighton chosen for sustainable house build  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…

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Presentations at COBRA 2016 Toronto

Senior Lecturers Ms Della Madgwick and Dr Hannah Wood presented their research papers at COBRA in Toronto Canada before a global audience of Surveyors Project Managers and Construction experts from both academic institutions and Industry. COBRA is the world leading conference in Construction, Building and Real Estate research held annually by the Royal Institution of…

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