This webinar was the third of five designed to take you through the concept design process.
During the webinar recording we consider three different aspects of site investigation:
- geotechnical site investigations
- general site requirements
- existing buildings
At the concept stage, these investigations should focus on how to ask the right question. These will find those opportunities to deliver the best project for your client, you as a professional engineer, and address climate challenges.
This webinar recording will look at how to ask the right questions and where to spend your time during the concept design stage.
- Gain a better understanding of the types of site investigation which are useful at concept design stage
- Appreciate how, by asking the right questions, we can ensure the best project is delivered
- Understand the health and safety risks around site visits
Members with a design role or those that have an interest in idea communication within engineering. Students and professionals welcome.
Rachael De’Ath – University of Bristol and Arup
Rachael has more than 16 years’ design experience working for Arup, and has recently joined the University of Bristol to teach design, alongside her work in industry. She prefers working on re-use projects, where the existing structure is creatively re-imagined into something new. She was named as one of the Women's Engineering Society ‘Top 50 female engineers’ in 2018.
Richard Harpin – University of Sheffield
Richard is a University Teacher in Structural Design at the University of Sheffield. He was previously a Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Architecture at Nottingham Trent University and, before this, spent 16 years working for Arup. Significant projects include Citibank European Headquarters at Canary Wharf, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester and the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York.
James Norman – University of Bristol
James 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.