There is growing concern in the UK regarding climate change and the effects that increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather is having on the places we live and work. The latest Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber seminar explored the role construction has in combating this and featured presentations on a flood protection scheme in York and a coastal defence scheme in Runswick Bay, Scarborough. The School's Head of Subject for Construction, Surveying and Project Management, Mark Wilson, chaired the event and has written his thoughts below.
School of Built Environment expands Construction Informatics and Digital Enterprise research portfolio
Our research focuses on the investigation, design, development, deployment and use of digital technologies and solutions such as BIM, digital twin, big data analytics, IoT and Machine Learning, among others, to address various issues affecting productivity, sustainability and/or efficiency in the AEC industry.
The School of Built Environment and Engineering have been successful in their bid for funding from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to develop and deliver a pathway into construction for service leavers and full-time learners.
On 18th September, the School's Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network partnered with Leeds-based property developers, CEG, to deliver a site visit and progress update on Kirkstall Forge. Kirkstall Forge is a £400 million, 57 acre mixed-use development scheme that will eventually provide over 1000 homes and 400,000 sq ft of high quality office, leisure and retail space just outside the centre of Leeds.
In recent years, the conversation around mental health and mental health issues has become more accepted, open and understood, and necessarily so.
Leeds Beckett University will play host to the 2019 Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, with an evening at Salts Mill and our famous Headingley Campus.
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