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Computational Design in Practice

The Institution of Structural Engineers
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2 days
Computational Design in Practice

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Computational Design in Practice

This two day practical course presents methods for using computational design within engineering design.

Oliver Broadbent is an expert facilitator and trainer in design thinking for the built environment. With a background in civil engineering and teaching, he specialises in designing high-impact training that has a lasting effect on the learner. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.

He is Director of engineering education and training consultancy Think Up. There he leads the development of Think Up’s programme of design training for an international portfolio of design consultancies. Oliver has co-authored a series of good practice teaching guides for the Royal Academy of Engineering on experience-led learning, e-learning for engineers, effective industrial engagement in engineering education and how to teach sustainability.

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Students and engineers.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Generate parametric structural layouts
  • Quickly export simple structures to analysis packages
  • React to changes during the design process
  • Analyse a problem and design a script to automate the solution
  • Recognise how and why various data structures are used

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Bastwick Street HQ

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. The Institution's training programme offers a variety of technical and professional courses of the highest quality for members and non-members...

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

47-58 Bastwick Street
EC1V 3PS London

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