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.

Advance drainage optimisation

Optimised drainage performance using advance modelling in MicroDrainage and achieved environmental-friendly greenfield run-off rates, as summarised in the table.

Pipes and attenuation cell sizes are minimised to save cost, but sufficient to prevent flooding in 1 in 100 year storms with no events of flooding expected.

Earthworks computation

Developed precise surface models on Civil3D using a less conventional combination path as shown, due to weak ground conditions at London Gateway.

Design minimised cut-and-fill, resulting a modest 49,600 cubic metres of surplus sand by adapting finished levels closely to the topographical survey.

Site Inspection

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 experiences at 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.

Planning Reports Review

Reviewed planning 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!

D. Cronin

CIvil Engineer

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.

Risks mitigation

Realising that non-standard self-tapping fixing screws may not be suitable for securing FIRESTOP slabs to concrete walls, I sent proactive enquiries to the suppliers.

Through direct telephone conversations 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.

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Comprehensive Ideas

  • 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.
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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.

Online Classroom

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.

London Nautical School

London Nautical School (LNS) is 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 remains weak and inconsistent. The new systems for tracking and supporting pupils’ progress are not fully embedded.

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. 

My thoughts about LNS

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. 

What I did to improve LNS

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.