JL Industry Experience
Main Project: DP World London Gateway
Developed design and completed technical CAD drawings (Feasibility Study) for surface water drainage, finished levels, earthworks, service yard joints layouts, and external construction details for plot 4020B in DP World London Gateway.
Advanced drainage optimisation
Optimised drainage performance using advance modelling in MicroDrainage. The table summarises the discharge level achieved by the proposed pipe system, compared to the aim. Pipes and attenuation cell sizes are minimised and discharge are kept within Greenfield run-off rates for minimal environmental impacts. Pipes are fully surcharged at 1 in 100-year storm, but no flooding events are expected.
Due to the weak ground conditions at London Gateway, the site was surcharged before construction. Therefore, Earthworks were computed using a less conventional path as shown.
Several surface models were developed on Civil3D and combined to obtained the approximated net cut of 49600 cubic metres of sand.
Recommended the site inspection report for plot 1080 in DP World London Gateway, noting the progress and suggested solutions to existing issues to the site manager.
Other learning experiences while BWB
Shadowed other teams and gained insights to transport and structural engineering.
Traffic flow analysis
Analysed and simulated the basic traffic flow at the Junction between Lower Parliament St and A612 in Nottingham using PTV Vissim and Linsig3. From identifying key flow patterns, some outline marginal improvements were suggested.
Access Road Alignment
Completed access road vertical and horizontal alignments and vehicle tracking for Panattoni Park in Theale, Reading using Civil3D. Gradients for the proposed finished levels are minimised to a maximum of 1:21.
Reviewed design reports and drawings for Transport for NSW Parramatta Light Railway in Greater Western Sydney, Australia.
What my supervisor said.
We tasked him with producing a Drainage, Levels and Earthworks model for one of our London Gateway plots. He excelled in all aspects and we were impressed by his work; he clearly showed that he would be a valued member of any team.
Supervising allowed me to challenge my basics knowledge of civil engineering – there were moments where I started to question my own technical ability!
I was awarded a short Structural Engineering placement with Curtins after winning a challenge at an Imperial Engineering Careers Fair.
Eurocode 2 and 3 Designs
I developed the scheme design for the basic concrete frame structure of a 3-storey school according to Eurocode 2 standard. Through both hand calculations and modelling using Telka, I ensured the structural integrity of my proposed preliminary design. I considered using an alternative steel frame structure and briefly discussed the merits of the two options.
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I was tasked to check the suitability of proposed self-tapping fixing screws for securing FIRESTOP slabs to concrete walls. Through direct telephone conversations with the suppliers and subsequent verification calculations, I confirmed to the client the suitability efficiently.
I recommended the risk assessment report for Countryside Properties, Acton, with action plans reducing risks, and also, designed the basic structure for one of the masonry houses.
BuroHappold Engineering partnered with Imperial College to train the next generation of engineering undergraduates. A series of creative, high-level design projects are tasked by BuroHappold and completed in teams at Imperial College.
Nur-Sultan: The 50-year Masterplan
Collaborated with a team of 8 to produce a masterplan that outlines a 50-year development strategy and identifies a series of ambitious but deliverable projects that will support unprecedent economic growth and secure more benefits and opportunities for everyone.
- 10 phases of development supporting 50,000 people every 10 years in 4 strategically located areas around the city.
- Comprehensive transport plan including more green bus routes to improve coverage and a tram system in 2 parts allowing rapid connections to the airport and city centres.
- Modular building designs that can adapt and respond to changing demands, and with modular facilities ranging from sports to cultural performances.
- Encourage interaction between different cultures within the City as a centre of cross-cultural diversity, connecting Asia to the West.
- A new larger dam that has a 40% higher effective storage capacity than the 2009 dam, with a greater ability to control the flow and generate energy for heating.
- A new wastewater treatment system to recycle wastewater, hereby reducing dependence on the water from the Ishim river, minimising the risk of water-bourne disease transmission, ensures a natural ecological balance in water.
- A comprehensive drainage system to collect rainwater and discharge it at greenfield run-off rates.
- Designed an all-in-one smart system, including demand-responsive transport, innovative waste management, energy and water resources systems.
- Change how conventional water and wastewater systems are instrumented, interconnected and intelligent systems.
- Smart Irrigation System is an IoT based device which can automate the irrigation process by analyzing the moisture of soil and the climate condition.
Gave one-to-one tuitions, group mentoring sessions, and taught as teaching assistant.
Provided lessons to Year 7 – Year 13 for GCSEs, IB DP, A-level/AS, Pre-U, and many more…
All my students found my lessons helpful and continued to have regular lessons.
Stimulating in-person and online lessons wholly adapting to students' learning personalities and targeting challenging materials, leading to incredible results.
I use a wide range of lesson delivery methods that wholly adapt to students’ needs – whether it is learning core materials from scratch or refining exam techniques. I strive to make the materials very accessible to students.
Being extremely familiar with different learning preference and capabilities, I am keen to help pupils to explore their academic capabilities while making the learning process active, stimulating and enjoyable.
The new changes to GCSE, A Level and IB curriculum have caused frustration due to its problem-solving nature. Schools are often not up to the challenge, leading to students underperforming in exams.
Familiar with all the intricate differences between old and new specifications, I can underline to my students specific test-taking strategies and highlight new specification objectives. I challenge my students to problem based discussions which help students consolidate new concepts efficiently.
As a high achieving student, I appreciate students’ aspirations. My lessons not only provide thorough understanding of concepts and flexible application to questions, but also specific exam tips required to achieve the top grades in national exams.
Using various teaching materials and strategies, I have worked with many students who see their grades improve from a C to an A in just 8 lessons. Extension questions in their homework aim to prepare candidates beyond the requirements of the syllabus, securing the grades they desire.
Imperial mA*ths Programme
Invited by Imperial College Outreach, I am one of the 10 mentors of the Imperial mA*ths Programme. The program aims to support Sixth Formers and provide them with the skills they need to achieve the A* grade in A-level Mathematics.
I worked with students on the programme via online support through BigBlueButton online classroom, face-to-face masterclasses and study days at Imperial.
BigBlueButton enables the sharing of audio, slides, whiteboard, chat, video, and desktop with students. Built-in polling makes it easy to engage students and class recordings are available to students for later review.
When using the whiteboard tool in BigBlueButton, annotations are automatically displayed back to the students in real-time. Presenters also have the ability to zoom, highlight, draw and write on presentations making your points clearer to remote students.
I volunteered for the Pimlico Connection, which is a school and community-based student tutoring scheme of Imperial College. The scheme operates for the benefit of state schools in the London Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Wandsworth and Lambeth. I have completed a safeguarding training as part of the requirements of the programme.
I worked as a teaching assistant for a 11–18 foundation secondary school in Blackfriars. The Progress 8 Score for this school is below average.
Although there have been some improvements, pupils’ progress is inconsistent. The new systems for tracking and supporting pupils’ progress are not fully embedded.
What I achieved...
The teaching of mathematics across the curriculum is not well planned, affecting pupils’ development and is a barrier to their learning. With no structured teaching plans, pupils often do not understand how to improve their work and fall behind. The lack of support to pupils and variation in the quality of teaching leads to a low Progress 8 Score and creates a need for volunteer teaching assistants.
As a teaching assistant for a Lower Sixth Maths class, I proactively shared my teaching resources with the teacher, including lesson plans and worksheets for students. Students found the supplementary resources very helpful and motivated them to improve.
Throughout the MEng Civil Engineering course at Imperial, several Structural Design projects are undertaken, both individually and within groups.
Steel Design: Portal Frame
Concrete Design: Off-shore Oil Rig
Steel Design: 3 Storey Structure
Concrete Design: Pier
Finite Element Method (FEM) is a powerful mathematical technique that could be used to solve complex systems of partial differential equations, approximately. This technique discretizes a domain into a finite number of elements. By assembling the elements, a matrix of simultaneous algebraic equations giving the full structure can be obtained and solved.
Incremental Elastic Analysis
The plastic collapse mechanism of a complex two-dimensional frame structure is investigated in this report with the aid of an incremental elastic analysis. Once a sufficient number of plastic hinges have formed in the frame, a plastic collapse mechanism occurs. This is because the frame is no longer able to remain in static equilibrium with the applied loading. However, a true plastic collapse analysis by finite elements requires a complex formulation that permits a nonlinear constitutive law and finite strains. Therefore, a series of ‘incremental’ linear elastic analyses is used to approximate the solution.
Object orientated programming
To solve for the plastic collapse mechanism in an efficient, elegant manner, object-orientated programming can be used through user-defined Classes. Object-oriented programming is a formal paradigm based on the concept of logical structure “objects”, which contain data “properties”, and code, in the form of procedures “methods”. This method improves the ability to manage software complexity, especially important when developing and maintaining large applications and data structures. Using MATLAB®, the language enable user to develop complex technical computing applications easier than other languages (MathWorks, 2020).
Investigation of the Jovian Radio Emissions
The project took place in the Concord Research Labs at Concord College and was submitted as a Person Edexcel Level 3 Extended Project Qualification. It was highly commended with the grade 27/28, A*.
2-year Independent Research
Two-year independent research on astronomical aspects and variables in Jupiter’s magnetosphere that influence emissions.
Self-assembled a dual-dipole array radio telescope to investigate decametric radio emissions from Jupiter.
Analysis of Emissions Data
Qualitative and quantitative analysis of data from Radio Spectrograph in a 20,000 words dissertation written in LaTex.
I made significant improvements to the existing website, https://union.ic.ac.uk/scc/railway/. The website is developed through hand-coding.
Membership numbers in 2020 reached the highest level since 2008.
I initiated events with Pilot’s Club, hoping to appeal to aviation enthusiasts.
I have reached out to other universities societies, including UoB RailSoc, LSU Velocity and Cambridge Railway Club. Our society formed valuable partnerships for joint events, which started with a grand central railway visit this February.
Using a convincing presentation of the society and strong application, I secured a funding of £450 for the flagship hands-on engineering weekend at Welsh Highlands Railway, making it affordable for our members.
I also formed new contacts, including with Crossrail Elizabeth Line and London Transport Museum, giving us exclusive tours and discounted rates for their facilities.
Through a new Instagram account and significant involvement in fairs and other advertising opportunities, the society was able to better engage with the student body.
My committee and I worked extremely hard to more than double the events this year and organised a broader range of activities that appealed to a wider interest. From first-hand rail engineering, insights to transport operations and heritage, private tours of depots and control centres, or social and networking for the interested, there is something for everyone.
In 2020, the society closed the balance with £50 under budget.
Annual Presentation about the Achievements in 2020
Project Comoros is a Student Society at Imperial College London, working with MAEECHA (an NGO in the Comoros) to help support and develop the country’s education system.
With 4 other founding members, we are planning to travel to the Comoros in September 2021 to help build dormitories and a cafeteria so that children have the opportunities to access the education they deserve.
As the Treasurer of the Society, I manage the finances of the project including estimating costs and budgeting for expenses. I oversee the high level fundraise plans, design and build cost specifications.
The Ebo Town community is one of the poorest communities in The Gambia, with a population of 70,000. It is prone to flooding during the wet season and lacks basic access to good infrastructure. The charity emphasises on improving education in the local community. There is an existing sponsorship programme from just £25 per year per child, which would contribute to staff wages, uniforms and educational materials for the local community school.
I personally raised more than half of the £6000 donated by my Sixth Form through sorting, organising and the sales of second-hand books. The funds provided one-year worth of education to more than 100 children.
By introducing e-payments and a new price scheme that differentiated book prices for different conditions, I was able to make my products more price competitive, thus, more appealing to my target customers.