Attribute 1: Knowledge and Understanding of Engineering


so I worked with a team of academics
using existing guidance on signage across London to come up with a best
practice document for the new quietways the quietways are cycle routes
across London on quieter streets for cyclists aged between 12 and 80 is
what the guidance says what we’re trying to do is reduce street clutter so I
personally was involved in looking at how these signs could fix onto existing
land columns and still maintain the wayfinding for this broad range of
cyclists end-users this document will be used as a best practice approach by all
cycling designers across London I work in close your apartment and part
of our project involves breaking through to grade 1 listed building and to the
million Paddington Station this is obviously got to be done very carefully
part of the design process for this is understanding what’s already there so we
had to undertake an exercise called a ham tagging trace where electricians
will run through the body of the building understanding where the
services are traditionally this is recorded through reams of a free
drawings it’s not a very efficient or sort of robust way of collecting this
information so in the project we had a look at whether we could use thin and
sort of four-dimensional technology to try and capture this we worked with a
company called beast and to develop a software package specifically for this
job which meant that the operatives could use iPads that we trained them to
use to record on bad line drawings where the services were and tie all the ass of
information to them so this is an example of where we saw a typical
engineering problem where we had to collect information for the designer and
looked at how we could use new and innovative technology to try and develop
our solutions working for
in the mini Holland scheme which is aiming to improve cycle infrastructure
in Enfield one of my responsibilities was to produce a technical report which
details how we were redesigning each Junction I looked at traffic design
manuals and vital infrastructure design standards to develop my design from a
feasibility stage all the way up to construction I was responsible for
producing this report and the my sponsor was responsible for looking at it and
justifying the reasons to take this to a construction stage one of the
difficulties we encountered were a lot of roads were not to engineering
standards currently so we had to look at how we could redesign these very very
tight junctions on very very important roads
TfL aims to minimize the amount of work we do on main roads and minimize the
disruptions and so I have to look at a lot of standards to work out how we
could what minimum width we could keep and what minimum foot widths and Road
widths we could use to make sure that our design was successful part my dissertation was looking at DFA
500 British span at 8,500 which was the design of concrete structures in
aggressive environments and I challenged some parts of this british standard for
not being thorough that dissertation when I’d completed my degree course was
then put into two journal articles by my tutor and the sponsor of my dissertation
a con and I was asked to it last October to go to Leipzig in Germany to the
International Conference on concrete rehabilitation repair and retrofitting
and at this I presented one of the papers so at this conference I presented
in the concrete durability section so I brought my findings to the to this
conference and as part of that I feel that I have contributed to the
understanding of concrete durability contributed to the understanding of the
British band of 8,500 with a view to possibly in the future the standards
being made more rigorous or being changed in in line with some of my
recommendations during my final year at university
summer placement of Skanska I elected the tampico open scheme that was used
for the construction across Europe arlington this led to our allies in how
we designed it built it and what we could have done better in the future
particularly relevant of projects at high speed to in the way this was done
through looking at the data collected on-site and discussing this with the
site team and also through doing sort of numerical modeling at the university I
decided this allowed me to compete in some competitions and papers work with
the IC II and also contribute to one revise design guides seriousiy 760 the
end result of this was that I was able to publish the research and I cease to
your technical proceedings

1 Comment

  1. YIJ

    January 10, 2019 at 2:22 am

    In the second example Mr. Chambers uses a lot of "we". I thought this was frowned upon?

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