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Featured image of article: Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Introductory Course
Description

This course provides you with a theoretical framework for understanding conceptual design in the context of structural engineering. It will include understanding the overall process of design and where conceptual design fits within that, how to interpret a client brief, strategies for generating ideas in response to a brief and rapid, iterative modelling and testing of ideas.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the design process as a series of discrete steps
  • Describe the characteristics of a good design brief, and be able to use these to write their own brief
  • Describe and use techniques for idea generation
  • Describe and use techniques for modelling and testing their ideas
Further Information

Oliver Broadbent isan 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.

Oliver 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. He also works with universities including Cambridge, Bath and Imperial to develop innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery.

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. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.

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Event Date
17 May 2018
Host Organisation
The Institution Of Structural Engineers
Location

The Institution Of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street
London
EC1V 3PS

Cost
£348-444 inc. VAT

04/Jun

Leading and Influencing – Level 1

Powerful tools for self awareness and influencing others.
Featured image of article: Leading and Influencing – Level 1
Description

An intensive three-day seminar in Central London delivered by Intelligent Action and Think Up. This is a chance to take time to get deeper awareness about yourself and your impact on others. You will be actively practising seven tools of influencing, being coached, experiencing them directly, and then drawing practical conclusions that will affect how you lead and influence others in your work and in your life. Giving and receiving direct non-judgemental feedback forms a significant part of the training so prepare to challenge and be challenged!

The seminar is entirely client-focused; we do not ‘role-play’ or set up contrived scenarios. You are encouraged to work with issues that you yourselves bring from your work use the tools we provide to work with them. You will find you develop greater awareness of how others see you and gain valuable insights into the effect of your behaviour on others. Participants report that this seminar empowers and motivates them to act on those insights and put them into practice in their work and also sometimes in others aspects of their lives.

This seminar is based on a simple theory of influencing skills first formulated by Blake and Mouton. This model has been developed over many years and the team that deliver it have many years’ experience of using this approach successfully, having helped many hundreds of people to learn in this way.

To book a place, drop Nick Zienau an email.

Aimed At
The seminar is suitable for anyone who sees the need to achieve results through their influence on others and is prepared to really examine their own behaviour and the impact it has on others in a professional setting.
Event Date(s)

Start date: 04 Jun 2018
End date: 06 Jun 2018

Host Organisation
Think Up and Intelligent Action
Location

Useful Simple Trust
The Clove Building
4 Maguire Street
London SE1 2NQ

Cost
£900+VAT
Featured image of article: Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Advanced Course for Experienced Practitioners
Description

The aim of this course is to help experienced designers take their conceptual design skills to the next level by helping them understand and interpret the tacit design skills that already use and developing strategies and practical suggestions for how to enhance the skills, with a particular focus on: understanding client need; generating and iteratively developing ideas; effective decision-making in design; and managing design teams.

Aimed At
This course is intended for structural engineers with ideally at least five years’ experience in practice, and ideally experience of managing other people as part of the design process.
Learning Outcomes

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

  • Be able to characterise the design process and describe how each stage requires different skills and attitudes
  • Describe how conceptual design differs from detailed design and the consequences for how design is carried out
  • Use techniques for understanding the underlying need behind a client brief
  • Describe a model for idea generation and use this to lead a design team through the creative process
  • Understand the relationship between modelling, testing and the design brief, and use this to establish an effective iterative design process
  • Understand the nature of subjective decision-making in design
  • Describe strategies for building an effective design team
Further Information

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.

Oliver 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. He also works with universities including Cambridge, Bath and Imperial to develop innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery.

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. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.

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Event Date(s)

Start date: 05 Jun 2018
End date: 06 Jun 2018

Host Organisation
Institution of Structural Engineers
Location

The Institution of Structural Engineers International HQ
47-58 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS

Cost
£570-738 inc. VAT
Featured image of article: Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Introductory Course
Description

This course provides you with a theoretical framework for understanding conceptual design in the context of structural engineering. It will include understanding the overall process of design and where conceptual design fits within that, how to interpret a client brief, strategies for generating ideas in response to a brief and rapid, iterative modelling and testing of ideas.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the design process as a series of discrete steps
  • Describe the characteristics of a good design brief, and be able to use these to write their own brief
  • Describe and use techniques for idea generation
  • Describe and use techniques for modelling and testing their ideas
Further Information

Oliver Broadbent isan 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.

Oliver 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. He also works with universities including Cambridge, Bath and Imperial to develop innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery.

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. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.

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Event Date
05 Dec 2018
Host Organisation
The Institution Of Structural Engineers
Location

The Institution Of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street
London
EC1V 3PS

Cost
£348-444 inc. VAT
Featured image of article: Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Advanced Course for Experienced Practitioners
Description

The aim of this course is to help experienced designers take their conceptual design skills to the next level by helping them understand and interpret the tacit design skills that already use and developing strategies and practical suggestions for how to enhance the skills, with a particular focus on: understanding client need; generating and iteratively developing ideas; effective decision-making in design; and managing design teams.

Aimed At
This course is intended for structural engineers with ideally at least five years’ experience in practice, and ideally experience of managing other people as part of the design process.
Learning Outcomes

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

  • Be able to characterise the design process and describe how each stage requires different skills and attitudes
  • Describe how conceptual design differs from detailed design and the consequences for how design is carried out
  • Use techniques for understanding the underlying need behind a client brief
  • Describe a model for idea generation and use this to lead a design team through the creative process
  • Understand the relationship between modelling, testing and the design brief, and use this to establish an effective iterative design process
  • Understand the nature of subjective decision-making in design
  • Describe strategies for building an effective design team
Further Information

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.

Oliver 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. He also works with universities including Cambridge, Bath and Imperial to develop innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery.

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. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London.

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Event Date(s)

Start date: 11 Dec 2018
End date: 12 Dec 2018

Host Organisation
Institution of Structural Engineers
Location

The Institution of Structural Engineers International HQ
47-58 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS

Cost
£570-738 inc. VAT