Civil engineering, construction and building

Blog about civil engineering and construction

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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Constructing a golden career

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. Matt, who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2002 with…

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Welcome to our new Built Environment Students

Welcome  to our new students iEnvironment. 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.

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 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.

New student? Hit the ground running!

To help you get the best start as a student here, we’ve put together some online activities called Hit The Ground Running.

Enrol online

Congratulations to everyone who’s received an offer. If you’ve had your place confirmed, you’ll be able to enrol from today. There are a few things to do before you get here, including the first stage of your enrolment and getting started with your email account and course materials. Once you’ve enrolled online, you’ll also be…

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Welcome to all of our new students!

When your place has been confirmed you officially become a University of Brighton student! Keep an eye on your inbox as we’ll be keeping in touch with you by email to let you know more about: activating your university user account and logging on to our online learning environment: student central how to access pre-arrival…

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Explore your options through Clearing

Good luck to everyone receiving exam results this week! If you’ve had a change of heart about what you want do next, or your exams have gone differently from what you expected, Clearing is an opportunity to assess your options and explore the possibilities.  If you need help navigating your way through the Clearing process,…

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