State of the art construction model labs
Fourth year and postgraduate coursework construction students at the School are able to engage with state-of-the-art modelling equipment in Dr Johnson Shen’s laboratory classes. Introducing design theory and best practice in engineering construction methods and operations planning, his courses CVEN4102 Operations & Projects and CVEN9723 Design of Construction Operations provide students with a construction teaching lab with remotely controlled models of earthmoving equipment. The scaled models include a hydraulic excavator, articulated dump trucks and a wheel loader which demonstrate efficiencies in excavation, loading and hauling cycles.
Dr Shen has been the winner of several School and UNSW grants and awards for his innovative teaching practises. Student responses to his courses have been very positive.