Architectural Technology Membership and Professional Development Session was held at School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton on Friday 15 March 2019. The event which is run by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, the main accreditation body for Architectural Technology in the country, was formed of three talks by Ms Dorota Fitzpatrick, Assistant Membership Director, CIAT on routes to membership, Mr Michael Greve MCIAT, South East Region Chairman on his professional development as an MCIAT, and Ms Carly Freeman, HAYS Recruiting on job applications and interviews for AT graduates.
It was attended by the University of Brighton 2nd and 3rd year students as well as CIAT South East Region (Region 10) associate members who were seeking to fulfil the professional requirements to become a full member. The event was sponsored by the CIAT and attended by 40 participants. The students had the opportunity to ask questions and network with both SE Region Committee members and practicing architectural technologists in SE Region. The students described the event professionally helpful, individually inspirational and socially fun.
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) Region 10 (South East Region), had their AGM (Annual General Meeting) at University of Brighton on Friday 15 March 2019. 2nd and 3rd year Architectural Technology (AT) students were invited to attend, observe and investigate how they can contribute to their main professional accreditation body.
Mr Michael Greve MCIAT, South East Region Chairman who is a University of Brighton AT alumni chaired the AGM and described the students’ participation vital in forming the future of the profession. The students who were given the opportunity to vote for nominations, participated in professional debates and networked with the SE Region Committee members described their experience as ‘friendly, positive, inspiring, and informative’.
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.”
A Brighton graduate has won a gold medal for his construction management and leadership.
Matt Crookes triumphed in the secondary education category at the Construction Manager of the Year awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), considered the world’s largest professional body.
“Brighton is vibrant and creative town and a great place to learn. I very much enjoyed my time there. With my degree I was able to secure a position with a leading construction firm and have remained there ever since, progressing to the role of Project Manager.
“The course was the perfect introduction to the industry and without doubt set me on the right path for a rewarding career.”
Stamatia Kantziari graduated from the University of Brighton with a civil engineering degree in 2015 and is currently working with the civil engineering team in AECOM. She talks to us about her favourite memories here and her career so far.
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.