Civil engineering, construction and building

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Meet the Brighton graduate behind the Big Build

A Brighton graduate is playing an instrumental role in delivering a major component of the University’s Moulsecoomb campus development. Clayton Parsons, who graduated in Project Management for Construction in 2014, is Envelope and External Works Manager for the Big Build, part of his wider position as a Site Manager at major construction company Bouygues UK….

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Alumni in the spotlight – Amna Al-Failakawi

Civil with Environmental Engineering BEng(Hons) graduate, Amna Al-Failakawi, was congratulated by the His Royal Highness, the Prince of Kuwait for her role in the Shaikh Jaber Al-Sabah causeway as he officially opened the bridge this month. At 48.1km long it is one of the longest bridges in the world and connects the middle of Kuwait…

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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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Moe Mahmoud – MSc Student – Funded by Institution of Structural Engineers

MSc student, Moe Mahmoud, completed his final year project funded by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) through the MSc Research Grants Scheme. His poster has been published on the IstructE website: link

Alumni in the spotlight – Tracey Williamson

We interviewed Tracey Williamson, who graduated in BEng (Hons) Environmental Civil Engineering with Environmental Engineering Technology at University of Brighton in 1996. She is currently Chair of the British Dam Society and Associate Director of the Dams and Reservoirs Engineering team in Arup. Tracey had a diverse career as supervising engineer and dam safety manager with experience…

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Making the grade

Architectural Technology BSc(Hons) graduates have scooped a technical design award for renovation and extension of a Grade 2 listed building. The team, from Cityzen, the architecture and engineering practice in Portslade, beat competition from across the region to win the Best Extension or Alteration category in this year’s Local Authority Building Control South East Awards….

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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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ICE – Balfour Beatty Student Innovator of the Year winner

Sarah Teliani is showing the way for women in engineering after winning a national award.

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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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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