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Dr Juan Sagaseta joined the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in September 2010. He obtained the degree of Civil Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering in Santander, University of Cantabria (Spain), in 2003, where he specialised in the area of structures. After graduation, he worked as a Structural Engineer in a consultancy office in Madrid (Proes) carrying out structural design of buildings and bridges. In 2005, Juan moved to London to start his PhD at Imperial College London on Shear Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures. During his PhD he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in the following courses: Constructionarium project, Creative Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Mechanics and Autocad Drawing. From 2008 to 2010, Dr Juan Sagaseta was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, where he carried out research on punching shear of flat slabs and slab bridges. In 2011 he was awarded the fib Achievement Award (research category) based on his Doctoral Thesis for the scientific and technical contributions in the area of structural concrete, and in 2012 he received the Magazine of Concrete Research Award (ICE publishing) for best paper of the year. He is currently involved in research on structural robustness and the development of innovative forms of construction using steel-concrete solutions.

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Join Dr Juan Sagaseta as he contemplates the captivating question: why do buildings collapse? The series of episodes look at how Civil Engineers deal with the problem of buildings collapsing, consider very famous case studies of building collapses (such as The World Trade Centre on 9/11), and explore what it takes to be a Civil Engineer today. Juan also poses a case study for you to go and research - the tragedy of the Morandi bridge collapse.

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Dr Juan Sagaseta

Dr Juan Sagaseta joined the University of Surrey as a Lecturer in September 2010. He obtained the degree of Civil Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering in Santander, University of Cantabria (Spain), in 2003, where he specialised in the area of structures. After graduation, he worked as a Structural Engineer in a consultancy office in Madrid (Proes) carrying out structural design of buildings and bridges. In 2005, Juan moved to London to start his PhD at Imperial College London on Shear Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures. During his PhD he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in the following courses: Constructionarium project, Creative Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Mechanics and Autocad Drawing. From 2008 to 2010, Dr Juan Sagaseta was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, where he carried out research on punching shear of flat slabs and slab bridges. In 2011 he was awarded the fib Achievement Award (research category) based on his Doctoral Thesis for the scientific and technical contributions in the area of structural concrete, and in 2012 he received the Magazine of Concrete Research Award (ICE publishing) for best paper of the year. He is currently involved in research on structural robustness and the development of innovative forms of construction using steel-concrete solutions.

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