1 August 2016
First published: 1 August 2016
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In this winning entry to the Institution’s 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award, Tim Stratford describes the changes that the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering has made to its civil engineering degree programmes in order to put creative design at the heart of the learning process. The article discusses the motivation for these changes, the steps that have been taken to create a “design thread” for students, the results that have been achieved, future challenges relating to digital engineering, and learning points which will help other universities wishing to set out on a similar path.
This month we bring you a question from Ramsay Maunder Associates on the yield-line technique for concrete slabs. The answer will be published in the September issue.
This thorough guide will make a useful primer for clients, and indeed engineers, who are starting out in the world of BIM, believes Steve Buckley.