‘Human factors lessons from design, planning & engineering experts, ARUP’ is the title of the next CIEHF Midlands Regional Group event. It will take place at 16:00 on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at the Institute of Translational Medicine at University Hospital Birmingham.
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. At this event, you will learn how human factors contributes to the success of Arup, a world leader in delivering complex, strategic projects like the Channel Tunnel and the Singapore Sports Hub.
Kate Fairhall, Human Factors Lead, will present an introduction to Arup, the Human Factors Team and some case study examples of work completed.
You will learn about Arup’s approach to human factors integration in Smart Motorway design from Nic Bowler, Human Factors Consultant at Arup. Smart motorways are a technology-driven approach to the use of motorways, increasing capacity and relieving congestion while maintaining safety.
Working within a multidisciplinary Arup team, Fay Djemil, Senior Human Factors Consultant, will provide insight into how the team consider physical, behavioural and sensory aspects of building design. Their work focuses on understanding user perceptions of key sensory elements such as light or temperature, together with other behavioural elements such as organisational culture, working styles and wellbeing, which combine together to provide a holistic human centred approach to building performance assessment.
You will then have the opportunity to take part in a discussion with the speakers.
You will also hear about the UHB Human Factors Faculty from Dr Peter Isherwood, Consultant in Critical Care Medicine & Anaesthesia and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.
Finally, there will be drinks and networking at The Plough in Harborne, 15 minute’s walk away, for those that wish to continue the conversation.
For details of the venue, see www.itmbirmingham.co.uk/how-to-find-us/