Congratulations to Build-Opt researcher Helen Fairclough, who won first prize at the 2017 Institution of Structural Engineers' Young Researchers' Conference with a poster on Layout Optimization for Building Structures. The poster outlines the work undertaken in her project, which aims to:
- Establish benchmarks to inform how efficient a structure is.
- Provide tools to help designers understand the implications of each design choice on structural weight.
- Offer methods to rationalise the designs produced by optimisation methods to comply with fabrication constraints.