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Event Organiser: ICE

Success and potential failure of engineering computational design, Bristol

  • Lecture
  • Bristol
  • 04 September 2018
  • 18:00 - 19:30
Success and potential failure of engineering computational design, Bristol

About this event

The ICE Bristol City Club would like to invite you to an evening lecture on the use of digital tools within creative engineering design. Stephen Melville is our guest speaker and will explore the benefits and potential pitfalls of such computational tools.

In recent decades, digital tools have fundamentally changed the way that engineers and other designers collaborate throughout a project. The use of computational tools has enabled much greater versatility within creative design and allowed results to quickly inform the project team’s creative thought process. However, the methodology can also hide an inherent contradiction between creative freedom and practical constraint.

This event is FREE and open to all (including the general public)

Sandwiches and refreshments are available from 18:00 with the talk commencing at 18:30.


Stephen Melville

Stephen is a Director of Format Engineers (www.formatengineers.com), located in Bath. Stephen has a wealth of industry experience and was formerly a Director of the structural engineering consultancy Whitbybird and then Design Director of Ramboll.

Stephen set up Format Engineers in 2014 with the goal of establishing an Engineering design studio, which considered Structural Engineering, geometry modelling, digital optimisation, fabrication, research and education as a unified discipline.

Event venue

University of Bristol
Pugsley Lecture Theatre
Queen’s Building, University Walk
Bristol BS8 1TR
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]