Engineering computational design in the democratisation of building

Author: Stephen Melville

Date published

7 March 2023

Price

Free

Engineering computational design in the democratisation of building

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Author

Stephen Melville

Date published

7 March 2023

Author

Stephen Melville

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Free

This technical lecture explores how emerging technologies are changing the engineering design landscape, resulting in a democratisation of the building process.

Modern digital design techniques are reshaping traditional boundaries in engineering. With contemporary tools, even less-experienced clients can now construct structures that were once deemed too complex or costly.

The use of advanced technologies in constructing both intricate prototype structures and traditional buildings allows components to be broken down into lightweight, easily manageable parts. This not only reduces building costs but also enables the direct transmission of cutting files to fabricators.

Embracing these new technologies requires an investment in skill development and a departure from conventional approaches. In this lecture, we'll explore real-world examples, highlighting the advantages and challenges of this democratization process.

Watch the recording from the live technical lecture to gain insights into the ongoing democratization of the building process and learn how emerging technologies are transforming the role of engineers.


Speaker

Stephen Melville, Director, Format Engineers

In his current role, Stephen leads engineers delivering complex structures and installations, aided by cutting edge digital tools, verve and imagination. Formerly a Director at Whitbybird Engineers and Design Director at Ramboll UK, he has been a member of the Bristol Urban Design Forum and a member of the 2013 RIBA awards panel. Having published several papers about digital design in engineering and architecture, Stephen regularly lectures and critiques at architecture schools across the world.

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Video
Video Length:
01:11:46
Publisher:
IStructE

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Research & Innovation Software Physical Modelling Training Digital Conceptual Design Video IStructE London HQ

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