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Mr

James Helal

Teaching Fellow - Construction Management
Architecture, Building And Planning
engineering, civil
technology
engineering
science & technology
tall buildings
life-cycle assessment
benefits
lca
structural design
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Mr

James Helal

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Structural Optimisation
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Mr

James Helal

 

James Helal researches the relationship between life cycle assessment, computational design and the structural optimisation of buildings. His current focus is on the development of software tools and complex computer models that enable the automation and integration of embodied carbon assessment into the early stage structural design of tall buildings.

His interest in structural optimisation was provoked by his industry experience and structural engineering education at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Melbourne.

More recently, this interest has expanded into parametric modelling and environmental assessment to create integrated design approaches and frameworks as part of his PhD studies under the supervision and guidance of Dr André Stephan and Dr Robert Crawford.

James has acquired significant experience in teaching and content development across several construction and structural engineering programs at the University of Melbourne. As a Lecturer in Construction Management, James coordinates a core undergraduate subject for the Construction Major in the Bachelor of Design titled CONS10001 Principles of Building and a core postgraduate subject for the Master of Construction Management titled ABPL90324 Materials and Structures. For both these subjects, James has integrated innovative learning approaches, particularly using project-based learning techniques and adaptive online learning modules.

His teaching excellence has been recognised at both Faculty and University levels, including the University of Melbourne's prestigious Edward Brown Award in 2020.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 7 most recent scholarly works by James Helal.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2020

Edward Brown Award for Teaching Excellence

University of Melbourne

2020

Open Award for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning - University of Melbourne

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Teaching Fellow - Construction Management

Architecture, Building And Planning

Education


Master of Engineering (Structural)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Commerce

University of Melbourne