Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

  • A positive response

    When someone sets out an aspiration to be a positive man in 2018, they deserve a positive response. This reply is a personal perspective, reflecting on my own experiences in Engineering and Universities, to recognise progress and suggest ways we...

  • How to be a positive man in 2018

    Gender inequality is a problem in many parts of our society including universities and the engineering sector. What are some simple, practical ways in which men can make a positive contribution? Before looking to the rosy future, it’s fair to...

  • Keeping watch

    Author: Fiona Gleed This blog has previously been published at SARAID-CRT As a student at the University of Bath, the river is a very visible feature - especially so for a mature postgraduate commuting in to research flood resilience. With...

  • Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Author: Fiona Gleed This blog has previously been published in Public Engagement at Bath Five years ago, I did something crazy... A colleague in the Civil Engineering cluster at UWE had been approached by Dr. Helen Featherstone, then with the...

  • Basil Spence design process: chat with team 12

    Aleena Khan, 4th year architecture student, talks about her experience so far on this year's Basil Spence competition to design a travelling exhibition pavilion for Weymouth. Watch the video on Vimeo.

  • Why we're looking to the Global South to guide construction materials research

    It’s always nice to receive an invitation to a talk – but especially on those rare occasions when you are asked to be on the stage rather than in the audience! Following an article I wrote in Materials World magazine,...

  • Basil Spence design process: chat with team 21

    For the 2017 Basil Spence competition our architecture and civil engineering students are designing an exhibition pavilion for Weymouth. Sebastian from team 21 talks us through their progress so far and their feedback from the interim crit: Watch the video...

  • Design: detail and partnership

    Author: Fiona Gleed This weekend I went back to a project that I worked on, as a Graduate Structural Engineer, over 20 years ago. It is local and public so I’ve been to it and through it and talked about...

  • Learning to love learning

    Author: Fiona Gleed I've learnt so much in Bath - and not always what, where or when I expected it. The lunchtime research seminars are great for that - who knew plankton and bricks had so much in common?! And...

  • An everyday tale of country folk - and everyday heroes

    Author: Fiona Gleed I grew up on the edge of a village where the nearest neighbours were the junior school, the Scout hut and a herd of Friesan cows. It was the kind of village where small happenings were big...