Friday, October 23, 2009

DT 134 and 133 Successful Graduation

Some 400 graduates of the Faculty of Built Environment were conferred with their awards last Saturday 17th October. The department would like to congratulate all the students who graduated form the Higher Cert and Ordinary Degree Progammes. A special congratulations has to go to Gemma Rice who won the Student Excellence Award. Next year will see the first cohort of students from the Honours degree in Construction (Management) graduate; this will be a landmark day within the Department
At this ceremony, the title of Honorary Professor in DIT was awarded to Professor John Ratcliffe, retiring Director and Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment.

Friday, October 16, 2009

CIOB Membership

As a student in the Department of Construction Technology and Management all students whether full time or part time are entitled to apply for student membership of the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building.

FREE Student Membership is available for up to 4 years to all students engaged in full time education

Benefits of membership
Student membership supports you throughout your study time.
Offers lifelong opportunities in your career and professional development.
Gives access to a diverse range of continuous professional development activities and a wealth of construction information.
Library Information Service provides the latest construction industry texts, journals and publications to assist with your assignments, dissertations and research.
CIOB Online resources offer members worldwide access to a range of services and information via the CIOB website
Local activities and meetings are offered to all members of the CIOB and give you an ideal opportunity to network with others in your field.

1st Year Construction Management Students Site Visit

As part of the first year induction the Construction Management students went on a site visit to a social housing development in Tallaght, Dublin. This is the second year that this visit has taken place and is an integral part of the first year induction. The visit was a great success mainly due to the enthusiastic participation of the staff of MDY Construction Jason Nolan, Stephen Redmond and John McKeever. Each of them gave very informative talks to the students and the feedback from the students was very positive. I have attached the link of the top two blogs that were created by the students. A presentation will take place in November to the students with the highest graded blog.

The winning blog was constructed by Aidan O’Kelly, Alan Southern, Martin Murphy, and Rob Breslin.

The runner up was constructed by Jacek Guzowski, John McGrath and Ross Collins.

Other participants blogs can be viewed below

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the visit especially Ger Flynn who was an central part of the organisation of the trip and hope that we can complete the visit again next year.