Jake is setting the world alight!

December 15, 2016

The Learning Burst Module Jake created for DIALux Software has been used all over the world!

Jake Hearne, 20, is a second year Network75 student studying the BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering degree course at the University of South Wales. Jake’s host company ARUP, are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants, and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. One of the company’s most iconic projects is the structural design of the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Jake is based at ARUPs Cardiff Office which is currently involved in several exciting projects in Wales including the new BBC Headquarters at the Central Square development in Cardiff. Jake has had the opportunity to work on such projects since starting his Network75 placement with ARUP in September 2015.

In August 2016 Jake was tasked by his mentors at ARUP to create a DIALux Starter Guide for new graduates and summer placement students. Jake gave Network75 an overview of what he has created;

“I was given the task of producing a learning burst module for a DIALux Starter Guide. DIALux is an all-in-one professional lighting design software. It allows users to design appropriate lighting layouts for various internal/external rooms and spaces.



Inset: Two examples of DIALux models used to plan an Office Layout.


"The module I created provides users with an introduction into the DIALux lighting design software. Although it is an introduction module it is also suitable for Engineers who perhaps need a refresher. The module is designed with a ‘pick and choose’ format dependant to the individuals experience and needs, this allows the user to freely navigate to certain topics that appeal to them”.

Below are some screenshots from the module which is available free to those with access to ARUP University.



Since its release on 05 October 2016, 72 people have enrolled onto the module from ARUP offices around the world, including;

  • Australia (Sydney and Brisbane Offices)
  • Germany (Berlin Office)
  • Singapore Office
  • South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg Offices)
  • UK (Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow and London Offices)
  • USA (San Francisco Office)

Jake has plans to create further modules and is hoping to start working on an Amtech Starter Guide; Amtech is used by ARUP’s Electrical Engineering teams to create schematics and cable calculations.

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