We are delighted to welcome you to Future of Design Sheffield 2017, a full-day conference and dinner in Sheffield aimed at promoting innovation and inspiring the designers of the future.

This is the eleventh Future of Design Conference organised by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) British Group.

The 2017 conference will be held at The University of Sheffield, in The Diamond.

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Speakers

  • Dr John Roberts – Executive Director of Operations, Jacobs
  • James O’Callaghan – Director, Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • Steve Webb – Director, Webb Yates
  • Nick Francis – Eadon Consulting
  • Government Security Adviser

 

Biographies of all speakers can be found here.

Video

Interactive Workshops

  • ‘Optimisation’ with Professor Matthew Gilbert & Professor Andy Tyas of the University of Sheffield.
  • ‘Sketching’ with Ron Slade – WSP.
  • ‘The art of Approximation’ with Hugh Morrison of Hugh Morrison Associates & Peter Debney of Oasys.

 

Paper Competition

Thank you to all those who entered the ‘Young Designers Paper Competition’.
Below are the eight people who will be giving presentations and the topic they have chosen to present.

YDC Parallel Session A (Diamond LT4)
Matt Brimble of Mott MacDonald: Single span strengthening of a listed masonry arch railway viaduct
Stephen E King of Elliott Wood: Timber Engineering – Bi-Planar Arch Structure
Charlotte Murphy of Arup: Designing Bridges for Manufacture and Assembly
Adam Rich of Cullinan Studio: Architectural Applications of Auxetics

YDC Parallel Session B (Diamond LT5)
Noor Atewah of Sheffield Hallam University: The Magnolia Grid Shell at Sheffield Hallam University
Nicholas Berg of Arup: Modernising a one hundred year old railway viaduct
Viktoras Jarmolkovicius of CH2M: Wild Coast Bridges, Msikaba
Ian Shepherd of Elliott Wood: Pump Pavilion, Battersea

Programme

View the programme here.

This year, we have a start time of 10am, giving you plenty of time to travel to Sheffield from around the UK. For more information on the venue and estimated travel times, click here

Location

The conference will be taking place in The Diamond at The University of Sheffield. The evening drinks reception and dinner to follow will be hosted at INOX Dine situated in the heart of Sheffield, in the Students’ Union Building.

Click here for more info and travel details including travel information if you are traveling up from the Conference in Bath on the 20th/21st April.

 

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