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Synergising Disciplines: Integration in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Conferences

12 September 2024 - 12 September 2024 | 8.30am – 2.00pm | Duration : half a day

The Institution of Structural Engineers International HQ,
47-58 Bastwick Street,
London,
EC1V 3PS

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Synergising Disciplines: Integration in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Our session will explore the integration of Finite Element Method (FEM) software, Advance Design, with Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools like Revit, Autodesk Docs, and Build. This integration aims to create seamless, end-to-end workflows for offsite construction. Attendees will learn to streamline processes, ensure data consistency, and foster collaboration across various disciplines. The session will address common industry challenges, such as inefficient data exchange, fragmented workflows, and limited collaboration among design, manufacturing, installation, and engineering teams. Through real-world case studies and practical demonstrations, participants will discover how to achieve significant efficiency gains, enhance design quality, and strengthen interdisciplinary teamwork. This event is essential for industry professionals looking to improve their workflow and collaboration practices.

  • FEM and BIM software integration
  • Streamlined workflows
  • Data consistency
  • Enhanced collaboration
  • Offsite construction challenges
  • Efficiency improvements
  • Design quality enhancement
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Real-world case studies
  • Practical demonstrations

To secure one of the 30 available spots, please register for attendance as soon as possible.

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Agenda

» 08.30 – Registration & Coffee
»
09.00 – Welcome & Objectives (first session)
» 10.30 – Coffee break
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10.45 – Second session
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11.45 – Flexible Manufacturing
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12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch

Synergising Disciplines: Integration in Interdisciplinary Collaboration | Graitec - UK

Location

The Institution of Structural Engineers
International HQ,
47-58 Bastwick Street,
London,
EC1V 3PS
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Master Workflow Integration:

Attendees will learn how to integrate FEM software with BIM tools to create seamless, end-to-end workflows, improving overall project efficiency.

Enhance Data Consistency:

Participants will understand techniques to ensure consistent data exchange across different software platforms, minimizing errors and redundancies.

Foster Collaboration:

Attendees will gain insights into fostering better collaboration among design, manufacturing, installation, and engineering teams, leading to more cohesive project execution.

Speaker - Evangelia Palkanoglou

Dr Evangelia Nektaria Palkanoglou is a Solution Technical Specialist at GRAITEC.  Previously worked as a graduate structural civil engineer at Haydn Evans consultancy, based in Ipswich. She was based in the structural team, however, she spent time rotating several teams and worked on a variety of projects, including railway and maritime structures. She had actively contributed to core projects such as:

  • Shopping Centre at Wimbledon, London – Connections Design
  • HaPenny Pier at Harwich, Essex – Piles design
  • Residential projects in Essex – Structural design
  • Industrial and Commercial projects in East England and London – Structural design

She also holds a Ph.D. from Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical, and Manufacturing Engineering, at Loughborough University, UK. Before that, she graduated from the School of Civil Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens after having followed the option of Structural Engineering. In 2018, she obtained her Master’s degree in Analysis and Design of earthquake-resistant structures from the National Technical University of Athens.

Her research focused on modelling the mechanical response, damage, and fracture in solid materials with an application in metal composites used in industrial applications and structures. Her expertise lies in numerical methods and data-driven modelling employing experimental data from material characterisation.

Specialties: Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Theory of Plasticity, Damage Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics, Composites

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Speaker - Rob Merriman

Rob Merriman is a seasoned professional with a remarkable 14 years of dedicated experience in the construction industry. His expertise shines particularly in the field of Architectural Metalwork and Structural Steelwork, where he has honed his skills over the past decade. Rob’s proficiency in leveraging cutting-edge technology, specifically Autodesk Advance Steel, has set him apart as a leading Draughtsman in the industry.

In his illustrious career, Rob has spent a decade mastering the intricacies of Autodesk Advance Steel, showcasing his commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the construction domain. His proficiency extends beyond Advance Steel, encompassing a comprehensive suite of software packages that includes Revit, Navisworks, Re-Cap, and Fusion 360.

Currently serving as the AEC Technical Lead, Rob draws on his extensive industry experience to provide invaluable insights, demonstrations, and training. His role involves not only offering technical support but also guiding teams through the seamless implementation and customization of Structural CAD packages. Rob’s unique blend of hands-on experience and technical prowess positions him as a key asset in optimizing workflows and ensuring the successful integration of software solutions in the architectural and construction landscape.

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