Posts tagged: built environment

University launches construction research centre at industry summit

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Professor Arif taking part in a panel discussion, chaired by Prof McDermot

Research and innovation may play an even greater role in supporting industry post Brexit, a leading professor has told the Construction Summit North.

Launching the Centre for Built Environment, Sustainability and Transformation (BEST) at Emirates Old Trafford, Professor Mohammed Arif told 300 industry delegates that the need for research and information was “potentially more fertile” because of the uncertainty over the EU exit.

And the Centre Director invited delegates from the architecture, housing and construction sectors to engage with researchers who were “experienced and industry focused”.

Construction Summit North, organised by the Greater Manchester Chambers of Commerce,  is the largest event of its kind outside London and sponsored by the University of Salford, which chaired a series of sessions.

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Masters in Construction launched in Mauritius

maurThe School of the Built Environment’s highly-successful Project Management in Construction Masters is being exported to a second country in the Indian Ocean. The postgraduate course will be available to students and professionals on the island nation of Mauritius and follows the successful delivery of the programme in Sri Lanka. It underlines a growing global demand for courses from the prestigiousSchool of the Built Environment, which is ranked in the Top 40 in the world (QS World University Rankings®) in architecture, construction and the built environment.

A launch event for the Masters programme in the island’s capital Port Louis was held yesterday (2 March), featuring a lecture on ‘Smart Cities for a bright, sustainable future’ by Dean Professor Hisham Elkadi.

The Masters which is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) will be delivered in Mauritius at the Rushmore Business School by its staff and academics from the University of Salford.

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UoS awarded funding for post-disaster housing reconstruction project

The CIOB’s Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund will award construction research projects with up to £10,000 each.  disaster

University of Salford is amongst the six projects to be awarded for its: ‘Long-term Sustainability of Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction Projects’ by Dr Bingunath Ingirige (UoS) and Dr Gayan Wedawatta MCIOB (Aston University). Read more…..