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Designing for Performance – IES Free CPD Seminar

Designing and managing buildings for more efficient performance is a concept that is continuously being reviewed and improved globally. In light of this, designers and stakeholders are keen on the evolution and inclusion of the virtual world in construction processes. This CPD seminar held at the University of Brighton was delivered by Dr Naghman Khan…

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A warm welcome at our open day

Sunshine, blue skies, our brilliant ambassadors and friendly staff welcomed visitors to our campus open day on Saturday 17 June. Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and campus where you will be studying. You’ll also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our…

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Moulsecoomb Campus Open Day

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students. If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2018 come along to our…

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Our INTREPID Dr Mary Geary

Barcelona’s water of life: el agua de la vida! Dr Geary travelled to Barcelona last month as part of an EU ‘Co-operation in Science and Technology’ initiative called the INTREPID training school. Here is her diary of the trip. In the famous Catalan fairy story ‚‘The Water of Life‘, also known by its original name…

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Soapbox Science’s first visit to Brighton

Head down to the seafront between 1-4pm on Saturday 29 July and celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) with Soapbox Science. Soapbox Science hosts events across the UK and the world raising the profile of women in science – breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes about who a researcher is. And…

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Finding ways to fill Britain’s Potholes

A team of our Technical Engineering instructors joined students at Midhurst Rother College and engineers from the infrastructure group Balfour Beatty took on the challenge to help solve potholes on our roads. Part of an Engineering Education Scheme (EES) co-ordinated by our STEM Sussex team, the scheme is a six-month partnership and involved a two-day…

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BIM – No theory, just the facts…..

Recently, Professor Mervyn Richards OBE delivered a CPD presentation on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and collaborative working organised by the CIOB and held at the University of Brighton.  The event was well attended by both industry and students alike. Professer Richards OBE has the only case studies that have been tested, checked and published with…

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Civil Engineering and Construction careers fair

Students studying subjects including Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Urban Planning, are invited to the Built Environment and Civil Engineering careers fair on Friday 2 December. Come along to Cockcroft Hall between 1-3 and find out about placements, part-time work graduate opportunities and more. It’s a great opportunity to talk to recruiters, academics, Brighton…

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Up for a challenge

The EWB Challenge provided a great opportunity to experience group work, but with a competitive edge to encourage more innovative, extravagant yet one-dimensional work. Using the resources of all disciplines and experiences there was no idea that couldn’t be achieved and was a perfect chance to unleash all creativity. Preparation for the work and finals…

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Presentations at COBRA 2016 Toronto

Senior Lecturers Ms Della Madgwick and Dr Hannah Wood presented their research papers at COBRA in Toronto Canada before a global audience of Surveyors Project Managers and Construction experts from both academic institutions and Industry. COBRA is the world leading conference in Construction, Building and Real Estate research held annually by the Royal Institution of…

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