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Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat elected Vice-President Education for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

Dr Matthew Brooke-Peat, a Course Director from the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing has begun a two-year term as Vice-President Education for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

17/02/20
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Degree Apprenticeships - Building my Career in the Construction Industry

With the right mindset and desire to progress, an apprenticeship will enable you to springboard both your academic studies and your working life, providing a solid foundation for the rest of your career. Hear from Oliver Gibbs about his experience as an apprentice on the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering - Design Engineer course. 

03/02/20
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Scenes from the night of the quiz.

Over £350 raised at Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network quiz night!

£350 raised for Crash (the construction) charity and Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network christmas quiz night.

A speaker at the YORhub event

School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing partnership with YORhub goes from strength to strength

School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing's digital knowledge transfer network, thinkBIM, works with YORhub to assist students with final year dissertations.

Legal Takeaways with Gosschalks Solicitors Construction Law team

On 21st November 2019, the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing held a Legal Update seminar with it's Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network at Gosschalks Solicitors in Hull.

A seal on sea defences

Planning for our Future Environment: Thoughts on two pioneering engineering schemes in Yorkshire

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.

15/11/19

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.

Tower Block under construction

Leeds Beckett to lead project supporting service leavers and full time learners into construction

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.

29/10/19
Montage of images of Kirkstall Forge

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber network visit to Kirkstall Forge Development

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.

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