Conceptual design for structural engineers – advanced course

£555.00

5-6 Nov 2020, IStructE London
Price varies depending on IStructE Membership
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Description

This conceptual design training course for structural engineers provides an in-depth exploration of the principles and philosophy of conecptual design that aims to help design team leaders excel in their own work and to empower them to lead others in the design process.

This course both considers the different elements of the design process as well as the organisational and cultural factors that are needed for design to flourish in a design team.

Course content

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
  • Intended for

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.

Coures requirements

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.

What people have said about the course

Thank you Oliver, you have reminded me why I wanted to be an engineer.

It will help change the way I interpret design briefs and how I approach the client.

It was a highly interactive course instead of the usual set of screen slides

About the trainer

From the Institution of Structural Engineer’s website:

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 Founder and Director of engineering training consultancy Constructivist. There he leads the development of Constructivist’s programme of design training for design consultancies. He also works with universities including Cambridge, Bath and Imperial to develop innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery. For eight years Oliver was Director of Think Up, the education arm of the Useful Simple Trust.

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.