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Who is Responsible?

From the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, this activity prompts students to analyse and justify decisions about responsibilities in relation to accident prevention.

Students are required to:
* Explain some reasons why accidents happen at work
* Decide what responsibility means for...

Wind Turbine Project: Working Drawings

Produced by the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) these are the working drawings for producing a working wind turbine in the workshop. The turbine consists of six 130mm blades arranged on a central axle and attached via plastic gears to a dc generator.

A total of twelve, detailed drawings are included....

The Mathematics of Beam Deflection

In this resource students are to play the role of a structural engineer working on the design of a prestigious new hotel complex.

As a design engineer students have to carry out complex calculations on the structures steelwork needed to make the building viable. Part of these calculations include assessing...

The Mathematics of Earthwork Calculations

In this resource students are given a recent, real-life scenario of flood defence work to allow the learner to apply principles of numerical integration to approximate the calculation of earthwork quantities, including areas and volumes.

Students are asked to play the role of a newly qualified engineer...

The Mathematics of Framed Bridge Structures

In this resource students are to play the role of a graduate structural engineer for a major construction company, given the task of designing a steel bridge to carry a railway across a major motorway.

As part of the process learners have to analyse the proposed pin-jointed steel truss bridge by solving...

The Mathematics of Highway Design

In this resource students are to play the role of a graduate engineer working to build a two mile by-pass around a small rural village for a major contractor.

The task is to determine the alignment of the new road using information provided by the company that designed it. To do this learners will need to...

The Mathematics of Construction Shapes

In this resource students are to play the role of a site engineer on a major sewage project.

The job of the site engineer is to supervise the lifting of a number of large, non-uniform, heavy reinforced concrete slabs using a chain lifting system attached to a small site crane. The task involves ensuring...

The Mathematics of Material Quality Control

In this resource students are asked to test and monitor the strength of concrete specimens brought in to a materials testing laboratory.

In this exercise learners will consider some of the statistical issues that are relevant to the testing and control of concrete quality based on the testing of concrete...

The Mathematics of Water Flow in Channels

In this resource students are asked to play the role of a newly qualified engineering graduate that has taken a year out to work for an overseas aid agency in a developing country.

The civil engineering project you are working on aims to provide water to a number of rural villages where clean water for...

The Mathematics of Engineering Surveying (1)

In this resource students are to play the role of a graduate engineer working within an engineering surveying department for a major contractor.

Learners are to help establish a framework of control survey points for a new highway development consisting of a two mile by-pass around a small rural village....

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