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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Alumni in the spotlight – Tracey Williamson

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…

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Dr Hannah Wood presenting the paper

Women in construction – modern day challenges

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.

University of Brighton contribute to House of Lords report on ‘Building for change’

University of Brighton’s give response to The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into Off-site Manufacture for Construction The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee launched an inquiry into Off-site Manufacture for Construction on 29 March 2018 (https://www.parliament.uk/off-site-manufacture-construction) and written evidences were invited to be submitted to the Committee. “The House of Lords…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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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.  

Research filmed for Channel 4’s ‘Britain at Low Tide’

University of Brighton scientists have been helping Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN) research the submerged landscape around the Birling Gap in East Sussex. The research was been filmed for Channel 4’s ‘Britain at Low Tide’, the community-based coastal archaeology series, which was broadcast on Saturday (17 Feb): now available on C4’s Catch Up.

Support for female researchers in STEMM

As part of International Women in Engineering Day 2017, Dr Mary Geary, research fellow in our school, shares her experience of a career in STEMM research and the support she received from the University of Brighton on returning to STEMM research after a career break. Find out more here.  

Our INTREPID Dr Mary Geary

Barcelona’s water of life: el agua de la vida! Dr Geary travelled to Barcelona last month as part of an EU ‘Co-operation in Science and Technology’ initiative called the INTREPID training school. Here is her diary of the trip. In the famous Catalan fairy story ‚‘The Water of Life‘, also known by its original name…

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Soapbox Science’s first visit to Brighton

Head down to the seafront between 1-4pm on Saturday 29 July and celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) with Soapbox Science. Soapbox Science hosts events across the UK and the world raising the profile of women in science – breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes about who a researcher is. And…

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