Generating schemes effectively
Date & Time

2 September 2020
12:30 - 13:45 BST

Price

Members - £45.50 + VAT
Standard - £70 + VAT

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Generating schemes effectively

Webinar
Date & Time

2 September 2020
12:30 - 13:45 BST

Price

Members - £45.50 + VAT
Standard - £70 + VAT

Availability Available

How to generate a diverse range of viable structural solutions.

This is the fourth of five webinars designed to take you through the conceptual design process.

Developing a structural design concept or solution is similar in many ways to solving a set of simultaneous equations, except that there is often more than one solution which meets the brief.

Using a number of case studies, this interactive webinar will explore the six key items which should be considered when developing solutions, including:
  • Ground conditions
  • Materials
  • Structural systems / forms
  • Structural grids and layouts
  • Spans of floor and roof structures
  • Fabrication / construction methods
 

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of the key items which should be considered when developing concept solutions, and how these relate to / affect each other
  • Develop a knowledge of some helpful rules / resources / tools and analysis / design methods for developing structural solutions
  • Develop an appreciation of how to develop a range of diverse solutions by considering a selection of practical examples, including long-span single-storey structures and multi-storey buildings.
 

Intended for

Members with a design role or those interested in developing their skills in generating concept designs / solutions, including graduates working towards their CM exam and students.

The live webinar includes an interactive Q&A session with our expert speakers.

Booking will close 24 hours prior to the webinar.
 

Speakers

Jon Carr

Jon is a Senior University Teacher in Structural Design at the University of Sheffield, as well as running Jon Carr Structural Design, as a sole practitioner. Jon previously worked for Anthony Hunt Associates from 1988 to 2010, specialising in education and sports and leisure sector projects. His notable projects include the KCOM Stadium in Hull and, at the other end of the scale, the ‘Hen House’ in Sheffield.

James Norman - University of Bristol

James has 12 years design experience working for Ramboll and Integral Engineering Design. He has nine years’ academic experience, including a PhD at the University of Bristol. He has designed buildings out of mud, timber, steel and lots and lots of concrete, and worked for a year on the facade of the extension to the Tate Modern. James authored 'Structural timber elements: a pre-scheme design guide' and is Associate Professor of Sustainable Design.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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