Developing digital delivery of structural content

Author: Francis Au and James Norman

Date published

17 November 2020

Price
Free

Developing digital delivery of structural content

Date published

17 November 2020

Author

Francis Au and James Norman

Price

Free

Author

Francis Au and James Norman

Annual Academics conference 2020 highlights: a year of unfortunate events and learning from 'The Office'.

This session from the 2020 Annual Academics Conference focuses on developing digital delivery of structural content:
  • A year of unfortunate events - How HKU Civil Engineering delivered teaching in 2019-20. Delivered by Francis Au, Professor & Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Hong Kong University
     
  • Learning from ‘The Office’ and looking forward. Delivered by James Norman,Associate Professor in Sustainable Design, the University of Bristol
Learning outcomes:
  • An understanding of how teaching and assessment continued at Hong Kong University during social unrest and the Covid-19 pandemic
  • An appreciation of the challenges and advantages of delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes remotely
  • Lessons from an engineering 'firm', created as a working environment for undergraduate students
  • Some honest advice for teaching designers

Developing digital delivery of structural content

Speakers


Francis Au obtained his BSc (Eng.), MSc (Eng.) and PhD from The University of Hong Kong. He returned to the University in 1988 following 7 years of practical experience in the industry, and is engaged in research in bridge engineering and concrete structures.

He has been involved in various projects, including the structural health monitoring system of the Lantau Fixed Crossing, vibration tests of bridge segments of Tsing Ma Bridge, vibration tests of Ting Kau Bridge, study of marine construction industry, road surface failure on bridges, and development of bridge design software and shrinkage problems of large podium structures. He was the recipient of HKIE Transactions Prize 2002 (Civil), Best Teacher Award 2003-04, Faculty of Engineering, HKU, OVM Paper Award for Prestressing 2009 (Class 1) of China Civil Engineering Society and OVM Paper Award for Prestressing 2012 (Class 2) of China Civil Engineering Society.

James Norman 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.

 

Additional information

Format:
Video
Video Length:
00:48:37
Publisher:
IStructE

Tags

Training Free Available online Education Video Academic Community IStructE London HQ Education Committee

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