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Postgraduate Research – A Timely Choice

29 January, 2009 (21:27) | Engineering, Research | 1 comment

For the graduates of 2009, postgraduate study should be a real option as the next step in their careers. Given the current conditions in the domestic and international construction industry, postgraduate research provides both a regular (albeit modest) income, a challenging and stimulating working environment, and not least is an investment for both your own, […]

Happy Christmas!

24 December, 2008 (02:30) | Engineering, Lectures | No comments

So the spaghetti bridges have all been broken, the mince pies are beckoning and exam fear still hasn’t raised its ugly head. Enjoy the festive season! Group Bridge Weight (kg) Strength (kg) SW Ratio Prediction (kg) PS Ratio 1 0.861 4.81 5.59 7.0 1.46 2 0.820 9.01 10.99 8.0 0.89 3 0.859 4.24 4.94 15.0 […]

Structural Analysis IV Lab – Deadline Extended

4 December, 2008 (00:24) | Engineering, Lectures | No comments

The handup date for the 4th session in the Computer Modelling of Structures laboratory for DT024/4 students has been extended. Submissions are now due before 5pm on Friday 12 December. Submit as: Hardcopy to the departmental secretary; Softcopy emailed to Lacour Ayompe as before. Both submissions must be made on or before the specified time […]

IStructE Lecture – The Millau Viaduct

15 October, 2008 (20:37) | Engineering | No comments

Dr Vincent de VIlle of Bureau Greisch de Li├Ęge gave an enthralling lecture in DIT Bolton St last night about the design and construction of the MIllau Viaduct (emblazoned on this website). The Millau Viaduct, completed in 2004, has already taken its rightful place as an engineering masterpiece and this was reflected in the turnout […]

Avoiding Semester 1 Syndrome

19 September, 2008 (20:22) | Lectures | No comments

Let’s do this in FAQ fashion. But first be aware that some generalizations and personal opinions follow… What is the Semester 1 Syndrome? Simply put, it is the tendency for students, fresh into 3rd year, to put an inadequate amount of work in, and who consequently don’t perform as well as they wish. Have you […]

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