December 5, 2014

PushMePullMe FAQs

Workshed PushMePullMe simulators (including Catastrophe and PushMePullMe 3D) are written in Java – a computer language that is used extensively in many different applications. To use PushMePullMe, Catastrophe and PushMePullMe3D you’ll need a desktop or laptop computer running the latest


May 15, 2014

PushMePullMe 3D in Berlin

UDK Berlin and Push Me Pull Me 3D

  We recently received an email from Gregory Quinn, a scientific researcher at the Department for Engineering Design and Technology at the University of Arts in Berlin. Gregory works under Professor Gengnagel, and is also a structural engineer with Arup.


December 19, 2012

Beta testing of the new Push Me Pull Me begins – join the gang

We are nearly there folks!  Today we have invited our generous community of users to help us test the latest version of PMPM before we launch it on the Workshed Site. If all goes well we are optimistic we shall have


October 29, 2012

Prince Philip loves “PushMePullMe”

RAE’s newly renovated London home was formally opened by Prince Philip and renamed “Prince Philip House”.  We were delighted to be invited by the RAE to demonstrate “PushMePullMe”.  Check out the ‘photos of Gennaro Senatore and Ed McCann strutting their


October 1, 2012

“Catastrophe” a success at the European Research in Cyprus Event

“Catastrophe” is a greek word that means “disaster”. Last Friday night, at the European Research in Cyprus Event (also known as “The Researcher’s Night” an FP7 Marie Curie Action), Catastrophe was no way near being a disaster but rather a great

September 24, 2012

International turnout for first ever Workshed Developer Conference

A big thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural Expedition Workshed Developer Conference last Friday. It was a chance for twenty of our most enthusiastic supporters from universities around the country to meet each other and to tell us

September 19, 2012

More gherkin bashing on a giant screen

Catastrophe on a giant screen! Again…After the success of last week’s event at UCL, this time Catastrophe is travelling South of the river. You’ll get another chance to have a go at deconstructing the Eiffel Tower or the Gherkin at A


September 10, 2012

Catastrophe with 24 bit sound – showing at UCL on Wednesday 12th September

This week we’re taking one of Workshed’s most popular features to a whole new level. At the Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Open Day, September 12th, some of UCL’s best research will be showcased, including a rather epic take on

July 20, 2012

Catastrophe in use – supporting students at the Energy Engineering Summer School

This just in from Lawrence Coates at University of East Anglia. Thanks Lawrence for sharing news of Workshed in use. “As part of the first Energy Engineering Summer School at UEA 21 year 12 pupils from schools around the UK

July 11, 2012

Catastrophe game – temporary outage

During the summer, when student usage of Workshed is typically low, we will occasionally be carrying out some maintenance to the site. At present, Catastrophe is temporally unavailable as we transfer Workshed to a more secure hosting service. Catastrophe will


March 18, 2012

Evaluating Push Me Pull Me Worksheets

It has been almost a year since we received funding from HESTEM to develop worksheets for the Push Me Pull Me model. In collaboration with professors Lawrence Coates and Iain McLeod we were able to pin point a few of

February 6, 2012

Catastrophe drawing competition for architecture students at the University of Kent

If you are one of the students studying architecture at the University of Kent who took part in the Workshed seminar then this competition is for you. We want to see what kind of structures you can produce using the

November 15, 2011

Talking Workshed at Brighton University

I am delighted to have been given the chance to go to Brighton University at the beginning of December. I have been invited to give a lecture to 80 first year students who are studying basic structural engineering. Whilst these students have already

October 5, 2011

How Workshed is being used at Coventry University

(photo from the Red Window at Coventry Catherdral) Dr Neil Tsang is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building at Coventry University, and uses Workshed as part of his teaching. He very kindly

September 23, 2011

Workshed at the IABSE Symposium

Gennaro and I presented Expedition Workshed at the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Symposium yesterday as part of poster session. The poster summarised a paper by Gennaro, Ed and Angela titled: ‘Expedition Workshed: Engineering education for the 21st


September 13, 2011

Teaching Structural Stability to Architects

During our conversation we spent time looking at how the Catastrophe game can be used to set up examples of different types of structural form for architects to explore. As part of the updates to Workshed for the new academic year, we intended to

September 12, 2011

Push-Me-Pull-Me tutorial sheets – project update

Earlier this month, Stylios Yiatros at Brunel University sent us the completed set of tutorials and teaching resources on which he has been leading the development. We are now developing a new format for the tutorial sheets so that they can be presented in