Civil engineering, construction and building

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CIOB Student challenge – 25th Anniversary

On Wednesday 9th March two teams of students from the Built Environment and Civil Engineering division took part in the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) South East branch student challenge.  The challenge is set up in a ‘University Challenge’ style, with questions focussing on construction technology, surveying, history of building, the construction industry and some…

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Constructionarium – Final day

The final two days of the projects have been as hectic as the rest but the projects are finally finished. Kingsgate positioned the supports for the bridge, making sure that it pivots correctly, ready for the deck to be lifted in.  In addition, they have had to set out the levels for the earth ramps…

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Constructionarium – Mid week update

The first three days of the Constructionarium course have flown by and the projects are really beginning to take shape.  Over the past two days there have been several more concrete pours, with the Ravenspurn Oil Rig team casting the walls of their rig, the Kingsgate bridge team casting their bridge deck and piers and…

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Constructionarium – Day 1

Constructionarium is a hands on construction experience for students to put theory into practice by running and building their own construction project.  This week all first year built environment students are taking part in the programme working in teams to build three projects which include a scaled down version of Ravenspurn oil platform, Kingsgate footbridge…

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Trip to Ecobuild in London

On 9th March 40 students and their lecturers visited Ecobuild. Ecobuild is an event which showcases innovation in sustainable methods of construction, design and production. The visit supplemented knowledge being learnt in students’ studies around developing a more sustainable built environment and enabled hands on experience of some of the most up to date technologies,…

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Top awards for University of Brighton researcher

Research into how natural lighting can cut the need for electric lighting by 60 per cent has won a University of Brighton researcher a top award. Traditional windows produce uneven distribution of daylight in rooms but the innovative daylighting system developed by Dr Arman Hashemi has brought significant improvements. The research earned Dr Hashemi, Senior…

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We are off to Eco-build tomorrow. Don’t forget to print off your on-line ticket and meet at the front of Cockcroft at 9am.  


Guest lecture on Monday 7th March by John Brooks of Mace

Logistics in Construction by John Brooks of Mace Monday 7 March, 10-12pm Mithras House, room M218  Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, offering highly integrated services across the full property and infrastructure lifecycle. This means that Mace offers construction and consultancy services during the design and development of projects and programmes, such…

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