Integrated Structural Design Education

Lotte Bjerregaard Jensen, Henrik Almegaard

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Abstract

In Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the environment is broadly defined and includes not only quantifiable aspects, but also social conditions, scenic beauty, traffic, cultural heritage, and commercial development. A successful bridge design must comply with all of these demands according to EU legislation. And a successful engineering student must be prepared to work in the open-ended, multidisciplinary environment necessary to produce structures which comply with EIA demands. This paper describes an innovative course developed at the Technical University of Denmark which integrates landscaping and structural design. The integrated courses create a setting for learning about the design of large-scale structures and involve geometry, statics, computer simulation, graphical design and landscape architecture. Together, they educate engineers who can take part in the early design phases of a project, function well in design teams, and comply with EU EIA demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1th. International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engieering
Publication date2011
Pages74-79
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event1st International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engieering - Kaist, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Apr 20112 Apr 2011
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engieering
Number1
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityKaist
Period01/04/201102/04/2011

Keywords

  • Structural Design
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Integrated Design
  • Curriculum Integration

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Bjerregaard Jensen, L., & Almegaard, H. (2011). Integrated Structural Design Education. In Proceedings of the 1th. International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engieering (pp. 74-79)