Association of Consulting Structural Engineers NSW

University Involvement

Lecturing Program

ACSE's University Lecturing Program helps to promote structural engineering as a career path to engineering students, and the annual University Student Scholarship encourages excellence in structural design among final year engineering students.


Date    Lecturer Topic Synopsis
4/9/13 Peter Standen
Wind Design for temporary structures including temporary art, staging and events. Introduction to IStructE Temporary Demountable Structures design guide and discussion on risk management approach; Assessment of wind loads for temporary structures; Design and stability check; Preparation of wind management plans; Project examples (incl Big Day Out, Great Gatsby,) 

 19/9/13 Nick Reichinger
 Live load management during the  installation of the Annish Kapoor exhibition  Nick looks at the problems associated with installing heavy sculptures and exhibits on the existing structure at the MCA, analysis of the floor capacities and the interaction between the large memory exhibit and the supporting structure.

 26/9/13 Ryan Campbell
 Bonacci Group
 Wind tunnel testing for Tall buildings.  Ryan gives a comprehensive review of Wind Tunnel testing for Tall buildings.

 23/10/13 Rodney Pratt
 Earthquake Design  Looking at lateral stability of buildings focusing on design for earthquake to AS1170.4. There will also be a presentation of experiences of Northrop structural engineers and the Christchurch earthquake recovery.