Conceptual Design for Structural Engineers – An Introductory Course (Online)

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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 At
Structural engineers who are preparing to take The Institution of Structural Engineers Chartered Membership Exam.
Learning Outcomes

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
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Event Date(s)

Start date: 17 Apr 2018
End date: 08 May 2018

Host Organisation
The Institution Of Structural Engineers


£290 + VAT for Members, £370 + VAT for Non-Members