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Making Problematic Ground Safe

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Ian is an international expert in why the ground shifts and – at times – collapses, often at great financial and emotional cost, and is involved in engineering new and smart techniques to make it safe.

Dr Lewis Makana wins Best Paper Award for research on sustainable cities

Dr Lewis Makana wins Best Paper Award for research on sustainable cities
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Dr Lewis Makana, a Research Fellow at Birmingham, was recently awarded the Best Paper Award at the 5th International Conference on Utility Management and Safety (ICUMAS) in Hong Kong.

Institution of Civil Engineers holds a CPD event at the University of Birmingham

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Academic colleagues from the School of Engineering recently discussed the need for reducing the risk of undetected buries pipes and cables in order to increase safety when carrying out any ground investigations with engineering professionals.

RSK Director accepts Honorary Professorship within the School of Engineering

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The School of Engineering is delighted to announce that George Tuckwell, Divisional Director for Geoscience and Engineering at RSK, has accepted an Honorary Professorship within the School.

University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs

University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs
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As part of a global collaboration with the University of Melbourne in research, education, and cultural engagement, we are offering up to 20 PhD scholarships, enabling research students to work with academics in Birmingham and Melbourne.

Welcome to Masdar City: the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living

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Ten years ago in the United Arab Emirates, a new settlement was started from scratch, with the aim of becoming "the world's most sustainable city". Masdar City was designed to be zero-carbon and zero-waste, home to a population of 40,000 people, with an additional 50,000 commuters, in an area of six square kilometres. Today, it's playing a crucial role in the development of sustainable design and technology.

Green light for University Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University of Birmingham has, this week, received planning permission to build a brand new laboratory facility and teaching space, as part of a series of exciting regeneration developments taking place on campus.

Draining the cities of the future

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The scale of the challenge facing civil engineers is clear and has significant impact – how to develop a sustainable drainage strategy for cities of the future.

Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway

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Britain's railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive action now, according to new research released by RSSB today.

Birmingham Engineers scoop prestigious Education award for the second year running

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The Department of Civil Engineering have been announced as the overall winners in the Education category at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Awards for a second year in a row.

Birmingham's Civil Engineering ranked sixth in the UK

Birmingham's Civil Engineering ranked sixth in the UK
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The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham has risen ten places to sixth in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as fifth in the Russell Group rising eight places since last year's league table.

Memorandum of Understanding signed between British Geological Survey and University of Birmingham

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The British Geological Survey and the University of Birmingham have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen future collaboration and open new opportunities for research.
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