Educational Seminars

BMT Fluid Mechanics provides Continual Professional Development (CPD) seminars on civil engineering for architects. CPD is the requirement that professionals continue their education and training every year after they qualify.

BMT Fluid Mechanics is a member of the RIBA CPD provider’s network and the AIA providing the following educational seminars to architects and engineers all over the world.

 

Wind Effects on the Built Environment

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Objectives

To gain understanding of:

  • The properties of wind and how they affect building design
  • The complex nature of wind flows around buildings
  • The various effects of wind on buildings
  • The assessment methods available and their optimum timing during planning and design.

Contents

Background: Wind Properties; Building Aerodynamics; Wind Loading; Wind Environment

Wind Tunnel Tests: Case Studies


Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing 

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Objectives

To gain understanding of:

  • Daylight, sunlight and overshadowing, and how it affects building design
  • Review of industry standard criteria and building code/planning authority requirements
  • Best industry standard assessment methods and their application

Contents

Background: 'People like Light'; Daylight; Sunlight; Overshadowing; Right-to-Light

Assessment Methodologies: Case Studies

 

Wind Tunnel Testing Today's Modern Structures 

th_AIAWind design incorporates aspects of many disciplines, including meteorology, statistics, fluid dynamics, engineering and architecture. Understanding how wind climatology and wind microclimate can affect, influence and shape the built environment is an important and key aspect for the design of a large variety of projects, ranging from buildings, bridges, stadia, sculptures etc. 

The use of numerical and analytical methods and wind tunnel testing in the assessment of wind effects of these various structures aids the project team to develop the most effective design solutions addressing all wind and climatic concerns.

Objectives 

To gain understanding of:

  • The nature of various types of wind effects, and how these can affect design of structures
  • Identify assessment methods available, particularly wind tunnel testing
  • How the complex nature of wind flow around structures can impact wind microclimate, wind loading and natural ventilation design
  • The optimum timing in the design schedule to carry out a wind tunnel study, and communicate this to design teams, using examples given