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TWTV: Bridges to Schools Project

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TWTV: Bridges to Schools Project

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Thu 19 May 12:10 PM - 12:40 PM


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TWTV: Bridges to Schools Project

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The Auckland University of Technology has been running a Bridges to Schools project with Fletcher and the Institution of Civil Engineers. Join this session, as the panel discusses the key outcomes of this project.

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Shahab Ramhormozian

Shahab Ramhormozian

Senior Lecturer in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at Auckland University of Technology

Shahab obtained his BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering and MSc in Structural Engineering, both with highest distinction, in Iran, before coming to NZ, where he obtained his PhD in Structural and Earthquake Engineering. He joined AUT in 2017, where he developed advanced structural and earthquake Eng papers, all of which were part of the successful accreditation assessment of AUT by Engineering NZ. He has been heavily involved in developing the new AUT labs for structural and earthquake engineering experiments. He is the Academic Health and Safety lead of these labs.

Shahab has presented his research, by invitation, in several countries, has published several journal and conference papers in the field of structural and earthquake engineering, and is the reviewer, by invitation, for the most prestigious international journals in the field. He has a close collaboration with key researchers in the field both nationally and internationally. He has won several national and international prestigious awards and grants from different organisations.

In 2022 he received the EQC-funded 2022 Ivan Skinner Award. His work has focused on low-cost and low-damage seismic engineering, specifically a revolutionary sliding hinge joint technology, that today is being used across Europe, China, and even here in Aotearoa.

Sam Best

Sam Best

Higgins Construction, Institution of Civil Engineers

Sam is the Chair for the Institution of Civil Engineers for New Zealand at a committee level. Under Sam’s tenure the ICE has been promoting collaboration with other institutions and industry partners nationally and particularly STEM initiatives. The “Bridges To Schools” initiative is close to Sam’s heart and is something he has been working on for the last 12 months. He hopes it will inspire the next generation of engineers.

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