Civil engineering, construction and building

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Placement with Bouygues working on Big Build project

Stephanie chats to George Halliwell who is on placement with Bouygues, working on the university’s Big Build project and studying Project Management Construction BSc(Hons). 

Student site visit at Clays Lake

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’. Around 45 students visited the Clay’s Lake site where flood prevention works are being carried out by Mackley working as part of Team…

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Real-world learning on Willingdon School project site visit

As part of their Construction Project Management module coursework, BSc Construction Management, Project Management for Construction and Civil Engineering with Construction Management second year students visited the Willingdon School project which is the basis of their coursework this year. 

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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Riverine based Student Projects – Knepp Castle

On November the 5th this year, instead of preparing for bonfire celebrations three Civil Engineering students undertook their first visit to the Knepp Castle Estate, where their final year dissertation projects are going to be based.

Construction Live – Plant training

As part of the level 4 Built Environment field course to Construction Live, students were given the opportunity to drive and operate various types of plant on site, including dumper trucks, 360 excavators and telehandler forklifts.  This was all carried out under the supervision of qualified instructors in safe conditions but gave the students a…

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A flood of interest from engineering students

First year civil engineering students took a close-up look at £31m defences being constructed to protect against floods and future sea level rises. They were taken on a tour of the Adur Tidal Walls scheme which is being carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise…

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Shoreham Adir Tidal Wall Scheme visit

A group of students visited the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme as part of the Civil Engineering Practice module. We saw sections of the £31m flood defence scheme carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord, to improve the flood defences at along the mouth of river Adur at Shoreham. The scheme…

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St Bartholomew’s Church Condition Survey

Within the context of Building Pathology and Life Care, students conducted a thorough Condition Survey of the St Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton. This neo-gothic building was built in the 1870s and has been an integral part of the local community ever since. The building is one of the tallest churches in England. Students identified major defects…

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Clay’s Lake Dam site visit

Our first year civil engineering students enjoyed a site visit to Clay’s Lake Dam and Flood Detention Reservoir on Wednesday last week.  The visit was organised in partnership with J T Mackley & Co Ltd, who are carrying out the flood prevention work at Clay’s Lake as part of Team Van Oord on behalf of…

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