Civil engineering, construction and building

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Work experience opportunity – Hemsley Orrell Partnership

We are pleased to confirm that a number of work experience places have been secured with local companies, including consulting engineers, contractors and other agencies, as part of a scheme offered in collaboration with Hemsley Orrell Partnership (HOP). This exciting new opportunity will offer the experience to work in different teams (from building structures and…

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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) talk at Brighton

Come along to the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) talk at our university to find out more about the feasibility, design and construction of one of the world’s leading superyacht custom build and repair yards, Pendennis Shipyard (PSY). Based in the docks in Falmouth PSY employ over 350 staff. The new wet basin and dock…

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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 – 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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