Author: D. Wilde (Arup-Atkins) and J. Craft (Arup-Atkins)
1 August 2016
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D. Wilde (Arup-Atkins) and J. Craft (Arup-Atkins)
This paper outlines the constraints inherent in an undertaking of this nature, and describes the analytical processes that were adopted to assess the performance of the existing brick structures and the new central concrete box section.
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.
All the articles published in the August 2016 issue.
Tianjian Ji finds this introduction to building structures to be aimed primarily at architectural students, although it will also make suitable supplementary reading for first-year civil and structural engineering students.