March 21 2015
Entuitive Discusses Advanced Building Solutions at Western University’s Faculty of Engineering
On March 3, 2015, Sobhy Masoud spoke to faculty staff and graduate students at Western University’s Faculty of Engineering about Entuitive’s approach to Advanced Building Solutions. Knowing that Western Engineering is recognized internationally as a leading university in wind engineering and wind-related research, Sobhy’s presentation included topics such as the mitigation of wind vibration in designing tall buildings, approaches to transfer systems in high-rise developments, the design of pedestrian bridges and the use of BIM to facilitate efficient collaboration with the design team. Sobhy also gave the audience an overview of Vertebrae – Entuitive’s technology research and implementation platform. Vertebrae is our technological backbone that enables us to explore design possibilities and deliver innovative high performance engineering solutions.
Following the presentation, Sobhy was given a tour of the faculty’s Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel which is a facility that examines wind climates, wind-induced structural loads, cladding pressures, pedestrian level winds, ventilation requirements, rain and snow effects through sophisticated wind tunnel studies. Designers of tall buildings and long bridges from across the globe use this facility to conduct research and evaluate their designs relating to aerodynamic issues.
Sobhy also had the opportunity to tour the WindEEE Dome facility which is a state of the art and unique facility can simulate tornados and hurricanes which cannot be easily simulated in regular wind tunnels. To learn more about this facility, please check http://www.eng.uwo.ca/windeee/