Christmas 2014

The Customer Centre will be closed from 12.30 on Wednesday 24 December 2014 until 9.00 on Monday 5 January 2015. During this period we are unable to provide telephone support.

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Chrissy Lemmex
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Supplementary Damping Systems in Tall and Slender Buildings
Architectural daring, efficient design through the use advanced computer software, and the availability of high strength construction materials is resulting in structures that are more lively in response to environmental loads. Two of the principal challenges due to this evolution are reduced occupant comfort and excessive lateral drift. This presentation outlines the importance of damping, both intrinsic to the structural materials and as contributed by a supplementary system. This seminar will go into some detail regarding experience in damping high-rise structures where wind response becomes significant. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the factors that affect high-rise building acceleration response and the significance of structural damping estimates
- Understand the negative consequences of large accelerations on both the occupants and the structure itself, even when the stress in structural materials is well within acceptable limits
- Understand traditional passive supplementary damping technologies used in structures
- Understand some of the architectural and engineering concessions that are required for the successful implementation of a selection of damper installations
Knowledge level:
General Awareness
Material type: Seminar
Wind and Microclimate Control Features in Building Design
This presentation will discuss the role of microclimate influences, wind, sun, air quality, noise, vibration, etc., on master plans and building concept development. The presentation will identify new technologies and discuss the best way to incorporate engineering studies into the design decision process in a timely fashion. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand wind flows around buildings and how they affect pedestrian comfort and safety
- Understand how to design for a better outdoor wind environment and ultimately for the success of a project
- Understand how the wind environment around buildings can be modelled and assessed using appropriate tools at various design stages
- Understand how a pedestrian wind study can be used to promote more comfortable outdoor environments, create more walkable communities and obtain approvals from local authorities
Material type: Seminar
Harnessing Climate in Design
Climate is important to everyone involved in designing the built environment, what we do at building scale influences the microclimate at the neighbourhood or masterplan scale of development. Understanding microclimate is key to creating comfortable, low energy developments. This seminar will help you to understand and learn about the following topics:
- Understand how climate is fundamental to design
- Understand the microclimate interactions between the building scale and the community scale
- Discover tools and techniques for modelling microclimate
- Identify how to harness microclimate to create low-energy, comfortable internal spaces
- Be aware of potential adverse effects of climate and learn how to mitigate them, particularly when working on projects where the climate may be unfamiliar
Material type: Seminar


RWDI Consulting Engineers has CPD Materials in the following areas: -

Subject/Product Areas (CI/SfB)
RIBA Core Curriculum areas