Civil engineering, construction and building

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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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Hands-on science for Brighton students

Young people with an interest in science and engineering can learn how to turn their passion into a career at a science fair in Brighton tomorrow (11 July). Big Bang @ Brighton will take place at the University of Brighton and organisers are promising “an exciting, colourful and noisy event” aimed at encouraging more students…

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Women in Property award presentation

On Monday the 19th of February I gave my presentation to the judging panel for the Women in Property (WiP) awards, having been nominated by Dr Hannah Wood, head of Building Surveying at the University of Brighton. The judging day for the South East region was held at Bouygues Head Quarters in Waterloo, myself and…

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CIOB Bright Futures Challenge – The Final

In February 2018 a team of student from the Built Environment subject area took part in the regional heats of the CIOB Brighton Futures Challenge, where they came thirds overall, securing them a place in the final. The Final was held last week at the Ballymore head offices and Wardian site, Canary Wharf, London. Despite…

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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.  

The Brighton design sketch

From the Waste House to the Living House…

…Brighton chosen for sustainable house build  The University of Brighton has been chosen to compete in a global competition to design and build a house using new technologies and reclaimed materials. Brighton is the only UK university to be shortlisted in the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial ‘Solar Decathlon Europe’ contest which challenges teams of…

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Time’s up on waste

The University of Brighton is hosting an exhibition and seminars at a global design and build show dedicated to promoting sustainability and slashing waste. Ecobuild 2018, the largest free-to-attend show of its kind in the world, runs from 6 March at ExceL London and comprises three days of talks, presentations, workshops and debates engaged with…

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CIOB Bright Futures Challenge

Four students from the Built Environment subject area competed this week in the CIOB Bright Futures challenge for the Sussex and London region.  In total 14 teams entered from across the region, from Universities such as the University of East London, London South Bank University and Westminster University, as well as a team of graduates…

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Come and visit us this winter

It might be cold outside but don’t let that stop you visiting us this winter! If you’re considering starting an undergraduate course here in 2018, why not sign up to one of our campus tours taking place during December and January and find out more about what it’s like study at Brighton?

We’re in the top ten

The University of Brighton has been placed seventh in the country for its green credentials. Brighton emerged in the top ten out of the UK’s 150 higher education institutions in the 2017 People & Planet’s University League, the independent league table of universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance.

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