Doing more with less: layout optimisation of structures
Date & Time

20 November 2019
18:00 - 19:30

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street
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Price

Free

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Doing more with less: layout optimisation of structures


Lecture
Date & Time

20 November 2019
18:00 - 19:30

Location

47-58 Bastwick Street
View on Google Maps

Price

Free

Availability Places available

Design techniques for material efficient structures with lower embodied carbon

Layout optimisation is a technique that can be used to identify efficient arrangements of members forming buildings, bridges, and other structures.

This talk outlines new methods developed as part of the UK government-funded BUILD-OPT research project, and how these can be applied to a range of design projects.

These new, publicly available optimisation tools have been developed to fit within modern digital design workflows, and enable a balance between constructability and material efficiency.

Speakers

Matthew Gilbert is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has a longstanding interest in the development of structural optimization techniques and their application to a range of engineering problems, including building design problems. He is a Chartered Engineer and is also a Director of the University spinout company LimitState Ltd, which develops analysis and design software for use in industry.

Paul Shepherd is a Chartered Mathematician, Scientist and Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry. He set up and led BuroHappold’s Complex Geometry and High-End Analysis group, now known as SMART, developing bespoke computer software used in the design of a range of iconic buildings. He is now an academic in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, where his research spans a wide range of multi-disciplinary industry-focused projects.

 

To compliment the evening lecture, the BUILD-OPT project team has organised an interactive day-programme for attendees to receive hands-on experience using the tools.

A workshop will be held in the morning, while a selection of speakers from Arup, AECOM, and Ramboll will be presenting and discussing their applications of the tools in their own work.

Registration is essential and spaces are limited.

For more information and to register for the for the workshop, please visit the Eventbrite page.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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