Denis Zastavni, PhD Arch.Eng., Ass. Prof.
Luca Sgambi , PhD. Eng., Ass. Prof.
Jean-François Cap, Eng.
Aurélie Deschuyteneer, Arch.Eng.
Aurélie recently graduated from UCL in 2014 as an engineer architect. After a year of training at the Delvaux engineering and architectural office in Louvain-la-Neuve, she has now started a PhD on the issue of structural robustness. Robustness concerns the ability of a civil engineering structure to sustain its structural function once damaged, which is a fundamental property for ensuring the security of people and buildings in case of accidents or terrorist attacks. At the present time, the existing methods for characterizing robustness only propose a numerical analysis of the structure which is done a posteriori, when its design has already been fixed. Aurélie’s research project proposes a complementary approach to robustness, showing and enabling the manipulation of its parameters while designing a structure. Based on Graphic Statics, the approach develops the concept of admissible geometrical domain as an indicator of the capacities of force redistribution and resistance of a given structure.
Aurélie Deschuyteneer – Contact
Guillaume Foucart, Arch.Eng.
Jean-Philippe Jasienski, Arch.Eng.
Damien Nyssen-Dehaye, Arch.Eng.
Sylvain Rasneur, Arch.Eng.
Sylvain graduated from UCL in 2012 as an engineer architect. He worked for architecture firms on various big projects as hospital, office campus, stations : first as an architect for studio BAEV, next as a project manager for the real estate branch of the Belgian Railways.
Holding a certificate in executive real estate at the Solvay Business School during which his rehabilitation project of the former site of NATO won the excellence prize, he’s convinced of the opportunity for all the stakeholders of a project to cooperate through the design process.
In 2016, Sylvain joined the Prof. D. Zastavni at the Structure & Technologies research unit. He’s currently working on the output of the design processes using graphic statics as a dimensioning tool. Sylvain teaches also in architecture studios of the LOCI faculty (UCL’s architecture department) and works on his own belhalf in the province of Hainaut.
Sylvain Rasneur – Contact