Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber is proud to be supporting this event promoting women’s visability in built environment research.
Each year, IWD (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Throughout this week, there will be IWD events across the University and elsewhere in the city including this one organised by the Women and the Built Environment Research Cluster based at the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.
CITE WOMEN 2019
Have you read a woman’s writing today?
Have you cited a woman’s writing today?
Reading and citing women’s work is a simple way to make universities better, fairer places for women students and staff.
Join us on Monday 4th March in the Rose Bowl Atrium for a ‘cite-in’
- pick up a free book
- cake-cite-swap: get a cake for pledging to cite women in a specific assignment, module seminar readings, lecture reading list, article.
- sit with us for an hour and cite women in your work
- share books that have inspired you
- chat with your librarians, lecturers, students
Supported by: Women & the Built Environment Research Cluster; PsyCen Gender & Sexualities Stream, School of Social Sciences; Leeds Business School.
Location: Rose Bowl Atrium by Beckett Kitchen, 10am to 4pm
Not what anyone wanted: Observations on regulations, standards, quality and experience in the wake of Grenfell
Christopher Gorse and John Sturges: Construction Research and Innovation, Issue 3
While many factors will have contributed to the catastrophe at Grenfell Tower, it is clear that the structure itself behaved in a way that no one could possibly have intended. In this article the authors sample the bewildering and sometimes apparently contradictory directions provided by building regulations, and review how fire safety precautions, while seeming adequate on paper, can be undermined on contact with observed on-site practice.
The winners of Leeds Beckett University’s annual RISE Awards, that celebrate research, innovation, sustainability and enterprise have been announced by the School of Built Environment and Engineering.
The RISE awards (#RISE2017 for the social media savvy!), organised by the Leeds Sustainability Institute were established in 2015 as a means of bringing together both industry and academia to highlight new sustainable initiatives, schemes, technologies and products being developed or in use today. Presented by Gaynor Barnes from ITV Calendar and sponsored by CITU UK, a leading low carbon homes developer, eighteen awards were handed out in front of an audience of over one hundred and twenty individuals at the Marriott hotel in Leeds last Thursday night. Winners came from a vast array of environments, specialisms and backgrounds with accolades awarded for best research, sustainable developments, social value, enterprise, collaboration and education and training amongst others. All entrants, highly commended and winners displayed the passion and dedication to do things better and to elevate the spaces around us to being fit for twenty-first century living.