This online course provides a theoretical framework for understanding conceptual design in the context of structural engineering. It will include understanding the overall process of design, where conceptual design fits within the process, how to interpret a client brief, strategies for generating ideas in response to a brief, and rapid, iterative modelling and testing of ideas.
Participants will apply the techniques taught in the workshop to design scenarios that they bring from their personal practice. The course is delivered through a series of 4 weekly 2-hour interactive webinars supported by individual study in between.
Week 1 (17 April) – Working with the brief
Week 2 (24 April) – Developing ideas
Week 3 (1 May) – Modelling and testing ideas
Week 4 (8 May) – Bringing it all together
Aimed AtStructural engineers who are preparing to take The Institution of Structural Engineers Chartered Membership Exam.
By the end of the 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 use this knowledge to write your own brief
- Describe and use techniques for idea generation
- Describe and use techniques for modelling and testing your ideas
- Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Advanced Course for Experienced Practitioners on 11 Dec 2017
- Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Advanced Course for Experienced Practitioners on 05 Jun 2018
- Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Advanced Course for Experienced Practitioners on 11 Dec 2018
- Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Introductory Course on 05 Dec 2018
- Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Introductory Course on 17 May 2018
- Conceptual design skills for engineers: 4-week course on 28 Sep 2017
Start date: 17 Apr 2018
End date: 08 May 2018
Host OrganisationThe Institution Of Structural Engineers