Structural engineering involves designing, creating, solving problems, innovating and using maths and science to shape the world. The structures created are used by all of us every day: from houses, theatres, sports stadia and hospitals, to bridges, oil rigs and space satellites. Structural engineers are involved at every stage of a structure’s realisation. Course timings: 27 - 29 July, 9.30 am - 4.30pm each day.
Structural engineers are highly skilled, creative professionals involved in the design of buildings and bridges. The design process has one aim – to ensure the structures are strong and stable to support the loads on them, including people, equipment and natural elements such as wind and earthquake. They ensure that all buildings and infrastructure are safe and serviceable to use as intended, including preventing buildings from collapsing during natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Structural engineers solve the problem by employing many skills and tools, from basic maths to cutting-edge technology and the use of novel and emerging materials. They think laterally and creatively to solve complex problems, drawing inspiration from prior experience and further afield and to communicate the solutions in different forms. They also champion sustainable and environmentally friendly structures, ensuring that the building and associated infrastructure are durable, use less material and require less maintenance.
27 Jul - 29 Jul 2020
Coventry University (delivered online)
Start time: 09 : 30 hrs
Finish time: 16 : 30 hrs