Architectural Engineering with a Year in Industry MEng
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
You are viewing this course for 2021-2022 entry.
On this course, you'll study all the engineering disciplines associated with buildings and their infrastructure, and develop an understanding of architectural thinking and practice.
There is an increasing demand for building systems engineers who can provide multidisciplinary skills at the interface of engineering and architecture. You'll become the kind of engineer that recognises social responsibility and holistic thinking, ready for a career engineering high-quality buildings that have minimal impact on the environment.
Between years three and four, you'll arrange a year working in an engineering company. This industrial experience could be on site, in an office or a combination of both and will put your academic studies into context, improve your skills and enhance your employment prospects. You'll be responsible for finding your own placement but the departmental and faculty careers and employability teams will help you find the right position and get the most out of the experience.
During your third year you'll spend a full semester doing the Integrated Design Project. The project encourages you to unleash your creativity on a grand scale by devising plans for an entire urban regeneration project based on a real site in Sheffield. You'll investigate new design methods and construction materials while developing detailed designs such as elegant bridges, sustainable and environmentally sensitive multi-storey buildings, or state-of-the-art sports venues. It'll give you invaluable project experience and a feel for the kind of issues you may encounter in your career.
The course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators, which includes the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers under licence from the Engineering Council. This degree is accredited as fully satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
The course is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department directly.
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UCAS code: 2G91
- Civil Engineering Mathematics
This module aims to reinforce students' previous knowledge and to develop new basic mathematical techniques needed to support the engineering subjects taken at levels 1 and 2. It also provides a foundation for the level 2 mathematics courses in the appropriate engineering department.20 credits
- Civil Engineering Skills with Manufacturing
This module aims to give students the tools to become excellent engineers. This begins with the ability to communicate their designs through hand sketches and through the use of AutoCAD (a graphical design package). Students are then expected to use peer assessment to assess their drawings so they can understand how not only to create drawings but also how to effectively present information on them too. Basic skills in computer programming are also introduced to give students the ability to solve complex problems. In second semester the module concentrates on manufacturing skills (with a practical aspect), culminating in a group field project.20 credits
- Civil and Structural Engineering Mechanics 1
This module is delivered in both the Autumn and Spring Semesters.Teaching in the first semester is designed to provide a basis of knowledge and understanding of elastic structural analysis and will be applied to two key structural forms - trusses and beams. The focus of the second semester is on the analysis of stress, strain and elastic deformation of beams, qualitative structural analysis of beam-like structures and the fundamentals of plasticity.20 credits
Architectural Engineers are required to understand design and construct buildings that provide human comfort with minimal energy consumption. This module will develop the fundamental thermofluids basis and the necessary skills and interdisciplinary agility to address this global challenge. The module will give an introduction to the fundamental principles of thermodynamics required to analyse and design engineering processes, and the basic principles of fluid mechanics and their application to flow systems and devices. Real world examples will be used throughout, to highlight the importance of thermofluid systems and their integration with a wide range of engineering areas.20 credits
- Environment and Technology 1
This module is the first in a series on building environment and technology. It introduces the constructional and structural principles of small buildings and the ways in which buildings modify the thermal aural and visual environments.10 credits
- Environment and Technology 2
A continuation from ARC107, this module describes the constructional and structural principles of small buildings and the way in which buildings modify the sensory environment.10 credits
- Geotechnical Engineering 1
This module is an introductory module to the use of soils in engineering practice. As soils are a naturally varying material, the creation of different soil types is first discussed giving the student a background in why soils differ. This then progresses into the engineering classification of soils followed by the design of simple geotechnical structures. These include retaining walls and earth embankments.10 credits
- Introduction to Structural Materials Engineering
This lecture course covers all the main classes of materials (ceramics, metals, polymers, natural materials and composites), describing the properties that they show, the root cause of their properties, the structure, and how we can affect this by processing to get the properties we want. The course will also introduce some ways that the best material for a purpose can be selected.10 credits
- Global Engineering Challenge Week
The Faculty-wide Global Engineering Challenge Week is a compulsory part of the first-year programme, and the project has been designed to develop student academic, transferable and employability skills as well as widen their horizons as global citizens. Working in multi-disciplinary groups of six, for a full week, all students in the Faculty choose from a number of projects arranged under a range of themes including Water, ICT, Waste Management and Energy with scenarios set in a developing country. Some projects are based on the Engineers Without Borders Challenge* and other projects have been suggested by an academic at the University of Makerere in Uganda (who is involved in developing solutions using IT systems for health, agriculture and resource problems in developing countries). Students are assessed on a number of aspects of being a professional engineer both by Faculty alumni and a number of local industrial engineers.*The EWB Challenge is a design program coordinated internationally by Engineers Without Borders Australia and delivered in Australian, New Zealand, British and Irish universities. It provides students with the opportunity to learn about design, teamwork and communication through real, inspiring, sustainable and cross-cultural development projects. By participating in the EWB Challenge students are presented with a fantastic opportunity to design creative solutions to problems identified by real EWB projects. Each year, the EWB Challenge design brief is based on a set of sustainable development projects identified by EWB with its community-based partner organisations. http://www.ewb-uk.org/ewbchallenge
- Structural Analysis I
This module is designed to improve your knowledge understanding of how elastic and plastic methods of structural analysis can be applied to various structural forms. The module will be delivered via lectures, supported by problem-solving, computer and laboratory classes and a one-day field trip to view building and bridge structures. You will develop your ability to analyse structures under working and ultimate loads, by hand and via computer.20 credits
- Structural Engineering Design and Appraisal
This module will discuss the fundamental principles of structural engineering philosophy and design. The theories and concepts of analysis and design of structural elements will be presented for the most commonly used structural materials and discussed along with the more prescriptive design rules included in the relevant Eurocodes.20 credits
- Fluids Engineering
The module is designed to consolidate and extend the students' understanding of basic fluid flow properties, fluid flows and applying analysis techniques to solve engineering fluids problems. The module will cover the use of both integral control volume and differential analysis techniques. These will be applied to a range of simple engineering fluid systems;Newtonian laminar analysis will be applied to internal flows. The boundary layer will be introduced and related to the concepts of drag and heat transfer. The concepts of compressible nozzle flow, choking and shock waves will be covered. Sub-sonic and sonic compressible flow will be introduced. Students will also be introduced to the computational fluid dynamics using FLUENT and given hands-on experience.10 credits
- Further Civil Engineering Mathematics and Computing
This module is part of a series of second-level modules designed for the particular group of engineers shown in brackets in the module title. Each module consolidates previous mathematical knowledge and new mathematical techniques relevant to the particular engineering discipline.10 credits
- Geotechnical Engineering 2a
This module is aimed at extending your knowledge of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. The focus is on applying fundamental understanding of mechanics to geotechnical problem solving with an emphasis on fluid-soil interaction. The approach is designed to link soil mechanics theory (e.g. seepage, consolidation and settlement) to practical application (e.g. deformation of foundations) through the use of physical models and case studies. The course will encompass lectures, tutorials, group work including laboratories, and directed and independent reading.10 credits
- Heat Transfer
Heat transfer mechanisms are introduced. Heat conduction, convection and radiation are studied in this order. Techniques for analysing heat transfer problems are then covered. Two applications, heat exchangers and fins are analysed in detail. At the end of the module, students should be able to:1. State the fundamental processes of heat transfer and apply them to real world systems.2. Understand how heat is transferred by conduction, convection and radiation.3. Solve a variety of fundamental and applied heat transfer problems.10 credits
- Humanities 1
ARC103 Provides an introduction to the history of western architecture over the period 1850 to the present through the detailed exploration of the work of a series of key figures. Emphasis will be placed on architects' response to the natural environment.10 credits
- Humanities 2
ARC 104 concerns the reciprocal relationship between architecture and society, exploring the issues through a broad range of case studies. Mainly dwellings, these include several from anthropological sources dealing with vernacular buildings to show how architecture worked when people built for themselves directly without recourse to building specialists and mechanised technology. The course seeks to establish that architecture works not only through style and symbolic reference but also in the way it is organised, through the framing of human activities and rituals. The cross-cultural approach prompts the question of what remains specific to a local context and what can be regarded as universal.10 credits
- Materials for Structural Engineering
This module looks at the role of materials and materials properties used for structural design. The module will be delivered using a combination of lectures, on-line learning initiatives and group-based practicals.10 credits
- Sustainable Buildings
Buildings account for 40% of global carbon emissions. Current design practice across the globe creates buildings that produce 10 times as much carbon as a sustainable building.This module will define what a sustainable building means and demonstrate how to design one for any given climatic, social and economic environment with a particular focus on an International approach to sustainable design.10 credits
- Engineering - You're Hired
The Faculty-wide Engineering - You're Hired Week is a compulsory part of the second year programme, and the week has been designed to develop student academic, transferable and employability skills. Working in multi-disciplinary groups of about six, students will work in interdisciplinary teams on a real world problem over an intensive week-long project.The projects are based on problems provided by industrial partners, and students will come up with ideas to solve them and proposals for a project to develop these ideas further.
- Integrated Design Project: Part 2 for Architectural Engineering
This module follows on from IDP - part 1. In this module Architectural Engineering students will demonstrate integration of their previous studies in developing the design of a low carbon building. Consideration of Structural Engineering and Environmental Engineering must be carried out whilst demonstrating an awareness of the Architectural implications of the engineering design.30 credits
- Integrated Design Project 1
The Integrated Design Project (or IDP as it is more commonly known) is a series of linked modules running for 14 weeks of the spring semester. The aim of these modules is to give you the opportunity to experience the engineering design process by working on proposals for redevelopment of a real brownfield site located in Sheffield.At the start of this 5 week long module, known as IDP Part 1, you will take part in a master-plannning exercise, giving you the opportunity to develop various skills whilst working collaboratively with students from the University's School of Architecture.You will build on the above master-plannning exercise in subsequent parts of the module/project, which involve engineering development of a scheme considering stakeholder requirements, through option identification and evaluation, to the production of design calculations and drawings. Accordingly, you will consider the overall concept/scheme design, where ability to consider and integrate a wide range of issues is more important than detailed design calculations.20 credits
- Advanced Engineering Thermodynamic Cycles
The course will consolidate and expand upon the fundamental and general background to Thermofluids engineering developed during first and second year courses. This will be achieved through the study of more realistic systems, machines, devices as well as their application.To introduce students to more realistic energy conversion and power production processes. Use of irreversibility to analyse plant. Introduction of reheat and heat recovery as methods of achieving improved efficiency. To look at total energy use by means of combined gas and steam and combined heat and power cycles and understand some of the environmental issues. A variety of refrigeration cycles will also be illustrated as well as the Otto and Diesel cycles.10 credits
- Advanced Structural Analysis
Advanced Structural Analysis aims to teach you the most modern theories suitable for performing the static assessment of structural members subjected to in-service multiaxial loading. Initially, this module focuses on the linear-elastic behaviour of structural members loaded in torsion as well as in bending. The fundamental equations modelling the behaviour of beams under the above loading conditions are derived by following rigorous mathematical procedures. The module examines also those equivalent stresses (such as von Mises, Tresca, etc.) commonly used in situation of practical interest do design structural members against complex systems of forces and moments. Finally, the problem of designing notched structural members against multiaxial static loading is addressed in great detail by considering both ductile and brittle materials.10 credits
- Advanced Structural Design and Appraisal
This module takes students through the process of designing short to medium height multi-storey buildings, based around a case study of a real building. The process initially looks at options for gravity load-bearing elements, (such as floor slabs, beams and columns) as well as options for lateral load resisting systems (such as reinforced concrete shear walls / cores and steel bracing frames), before carrying out analysis and design of the selected options. The module also provides an overview of the history of multi-storey buildings, as well as looking at key considerations such as fire, robustness and vibration.This module is intended to prepare students for carrying out the analysis and design of multi-storey buildings in the 'Integrated Design Project' (IDP).10 credits
- Electric Circuits
This module introduces the concepts and analytical tools for interpreting and predicting the behaviour of combinations of passive circuit elements, resistance, capacitance and inductance driven by ideal voltage and/or current sources which may be ac or dc sources. The last few lectures will introduce the basics of electromechanical energy conversion. The ideas involved are important not only from the point of view of modelling the behaviour of real electronic circuits but also because many complicated processes in medicine, science and engineering are modelled by electronic circuit analogies.10 credits
- Environment and Technology 5
The module describes the technology and environment of medium-scale buildings. It consists of the following lecture courses: Acoustics, Lighting, Environment and sustainability, and Management, practice, law.10 credits
- Finance and Law for Engineers
The module is designed to introduce engineering students to some of the key financial and legal issues that engineers are likely to encounter in their working environment. The module will draw directly on practical issues of budgeting, raising finance, assessing financial risks and making financial decisions in the context of engineering projects and/or product development. At the same time the module will develop students¿ understanding of the legal aspects of entering into contracts for the development and delivery of engineering projects and products and an awareness of environmental regulation, data protection and intellectual property rights. Through a series of parallel running lectures in the two disciplines, the module will provide a working knowledge of the two areas and how they impinge on engineering practice. There will be a heavy emphasis on group working, report writing and presentation as part of the assessment supplemented by online exercises and an individual portfolio.10 credits
- Integrated Design Project III
`International/Global Context of Engineering¿ (5 credits)The CEO of your group has just been made aware of a project very similar to that in the CIV3201 module (Part 1 of the IDP) being planned in a specified location overseas (note that each group will be given a different location) and is considering submitting a tender for the design and construction works. If the tender is successful, it may lead to further opportunities for working on similar projects in the region.The CEO has therefore requested that you prepare a report, to be presented at the next board meeting, which discusses and critically evaluates the risks and opportunities of carrying out such projects. Your report will help the board to decide whether or not to submit a tender for the project.For this part of the project, you will work in the same groups as for Part 2 if you are a Y3 MEng student, or if a newly formed group if you are a BEng student. You will need to undertake research into conditions in the country specified, identifying the principal differences and similarities between working in the UK and overseas, thinking broadly about the conditions (environmental, political, cultural, social etc as well as technical issues) that could impact on the design or construction of the project. By evaluating the risks and opportunities, associated with these issues, you should be able to recommend what additional measures /considerations your company would have to take so they can make an informed and objective decision whether to tender.`Individual Reflection¿ ¿ Portfolio and Training Scheme Documents (5 credits)This part of the project should be carried out individually. The final stage in any project should be to review the process undertaken, identifying and evaluating successes (so they can be repeated) and failures (so improvements can be made), and noting requirements for further training and development. This process is also reflected in graduate training towards a professional qualification such as becoming a Chartered Engineer. This involves demonstrating achievement of levels of competence in a range of areas for development as a professional engineer, as well as planning your professional development.Therefore, at the end of this project, you should draw together reflections on your project and group work experience throughout the semester to develop a report and portfolio demonstrating your learning and achievements, relating this to achievement of at least 3 of the ICE member Attributes or IStructE Core Objectives or the Sheffield Graduate Award (SGA) scheme equivalent.10 credits
- Year in Industry
The course enables students to spend, typically, their third year of a BEng or fourth year of an MEng working in a `course relevant¿ role in industry. This provides them with wide ranging experiences and opportunities that put their academic studies into context and improve their skills and employability. Students will also benefit from experiencing the culture in industry, making contacts, and the placement will support them in their preparation for subsequent employment.120 credits
- Individual Research Project for Architectural Engineering
The MEng individual final year project is a major piece of investigative research in a subject that is not of a routine nature that will enable students to gain expertise in investigative techniques and understanding research methods. It is intended to be intellectually challenging. It is expected that during their research, students will develop and exhibit competence in the following: defining a problem, researching and critically analysing information and data, problem solving, writing a report, and discussing and defending their findings. Students are also expected to take initiative, to plan / organise their own programme of research, to work independently and to display originality and creativity.30 credits
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
This module is designed to improve your contextual understanding of computational skills and numerical methods from writing your own in-house code to running commercial software to solve practical engineering flow problems. Through the lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions as well as group discussion, you will develop your knowledge in the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), including both theoretical and practical capabilities. You will also develop your ability to communicate effectively and professionally through individual report writing and class presentation.15 credits
- Structural Dynamics and Applications to Vibration Design
This module is designed to provide students with a systematic knowledge and understanding of structural dynamics and its applications in Civil Engineering. On successful completion of this module, students will be able to perform calculation and analyse vibration response of single-degree-of-freedom and multi-degree-of-freedom systems and apply simple structural dynamics theory to solve practical problems in earthquake engineering and vibration engineering.15 credits
- Building Energy Performance Simulation
The module aim is to give the students exposure to the tools and techniques available to engineers and designers in the built environment sector. This module will focus the simulation of thermodynamics of buildings. The module will develop the students ability to use building simulation to optimise the design in respective to set objectives, for instance minimising energy consumption, maximising thermal comfort. A key element will be analysing uncertainty sources (modelling assumptions, simplifications, lack of available data) that result in uncertainty of prediction performance, balancing the trade off between accuracy, model simplicity, and computation time.10 credits
- Civil Engineering Research Skills
This module introduces academic engineering research and associated skills to students. Hence, it provides an academic training basis for independent dissertation projects later in the course of study, as well as, more generally, helping students understand various methodologies they are exposed to in their course of study, develop a data analysis capability and develop skills reading and critiquing the original academic literature in civil engineering and allied disciplines. Such skills are also essential for undertaking high calibre consultancy work when employed by industry.10 credits
- Thermodynamics for Buildings and Cities
This module covers thermodynamic principles as they apply to buildings. It is considers the fundamental principles underpinning practical solutions to control the thermal environment of buildings with a particular focus on the analysis of low energy and passive methods.10 credits
- Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
This module introduces students to issues related to material and structural response high-magnitude, transient loading, such as those generated by explosions or impacts. The module includes quantification of blast load parameters, qualitative assessment of material and structural response, development of closed-form and numerical calculation methods to quantify structural response and an appraisal of codes of practice guidance intended to increase the resilience of structures to these loads. Teaching takes place predominantly in lecture and tutorials with some computer laboratories.15 credits
- Parametric Architectural Geometry
This module aims to support an emerging need to better understand concepts and skills for architectural geometry construction using parametric modelling processes. In particular, the course emphasizes computational schemes that can assist designers in managing geometry data and propagating designs. Students are introduced to both the theoretical framework and implementation of architectural geometry construction. This module is delivered through a series of lectures, hands-on workshops and individual assignments/projects. As a result students will learn contemporary parametric modelling techniques for customizing generative design systems, navigating design variations, analysing design artefacts and exploring design manifestations.15 credits
- Parametric Modelling and Computational Design
Parametric design involves a workflow that allows for changes in key model parameters to be observed rapidly, generally in a computer aided design workspace. It provides the designer with immense design and analysis freedom when undertaking tasks that would be repetitive or not feasible to perform manually. It also allows for a rapid exploration of the design space at the initial conceptual stage of a project. It can also be used in conjunction with optimisation methods and other computational design techniques to automatically generate candidate designs, taking advantage of the vast computational resource available in a modern PC. This module provides lectures describing the fundamentals underpinning parametric modelling and computational design techniques and gives students hands-on experience of modelling and optimising engineering structures using the Rhino modelling software and the inbuilt Grasshopper visual programming environment.15 credits
- Urban Microclimate
With the risk of climate change and the growing urbanisation of cities it is essential that we design cities in such a way as to reduce the impact on the local climate. This module will give you an understanding of the fundamental processes which result in alterations to the local climate in cities followed by best practice design approaches to reduce the impact on the climate. This will cover consideration of heat, wind and pollution. You will develop your understanding through lectures, seminars, case study reviews and through design. Related topics such as soundscapes will also be discussed.15 credits
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
Learning and assessment
We've academic staff who are world-leaders in their respective fields and some have over 20 years’ experience in industry. Our staff experience demonstrates how engineering fundamentals are applied in practice through project work that mimics real-life situations. We also bring in leading industry experts to enhance and support our teaching and advise on our curriculum.
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The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
A Levels + additional qualifications | AAB, including A in Maths + A in a relevant EPQ; AAB, including Maths + A in AS or B in A Level Further Maths AAB, including A in Maths + A in a relevant EPQ; AAB, including Maths + A in AS or B in A Level Further Maths
International Baccalaureate | 36, 6 in Higher Level Maths 34, 5 in Higher Level Maths
BTEC | DDD in Engineering + A in A Level Maths DDD in Engineering + B in A Level Maths
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher | AAAAB + A in Maths AAABB + B in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | A + AA in Maths B + AA in Maths
Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject with 45 at level 3 including 39 credits at Distinction to include Mathematics and Science or Engineering units, and 6 credits at Merit + Grade A in A-level Mathematics. Applicants are considered individually. 60 credits overall in a relevant subject with 45 at level 3 including 36 credits at Distinction to include Mathematics and Science or Engineering units, and 9 credits at Merit + Grade A in A-level Mathematics. Applicants are considered individually.
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You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
- Guidance on acceptable A Level subjects
At least one of your three A Levels should be in acceptable subjects
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted
GCSE Physics or Dual Award Science or GCSE Additional Science at grade 6 or grade B, or equivalent, if not offered at A or AS Level
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
What is civil engineering?
Civil engineering is at the forefront of improving the way we live. Whether it's providing the facilities that keep our day-to-day lives running smoothly - from roads and railways to clean water supplies - or working to meet the ever-changing needs of our society in the areas of sustainability, renewable energy and climate change, you'll be helping to create and protect the world we live in.
Civil engineering at Sheffield
Our courses will make you the kind of engineer the world needs right now; forward-thinking, interdisciplinary, environmentally conscious, and capable of the kind of complex thinking our rapidly changing society needs. Wherever you choose to start your career, you'll be in demand.
We're eighth in the UK for civil engineering, according to the Times Good University Guide 2020, and seventh according to the Complete University Guide 2020. Our research is internationally recognised. Industry and government value our expertise.
Our industry partners contribute to teaching through lectures, design classes, projects and site visits. We work with leading consultants, contractors and specialist civil engineering companies to provide industrial opportunities for a number of students each year. We also have industrial tutors and professionals who mentor our first-year students.
You'll be taught in The Diamond, one of the best teaching spaces in the UK.
The Diamond building contains state-of-the-art teaching and lab facilities, and uses cutting-edge, industry-standard equipment.
Why choose Sheffield?
The University of Sheffield
A Top 100 university 2021
QS World University Rankings
Top 10% of all UK universities
Research Excellence Framework 2014
No 1 Students' Union in the UK
Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, 2018, 2017
No 1 in the north for graduate employment
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
The Complete University Guide 2020
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Our graduates work all over the world, from the UK to Australia and the USA. Recent graduates have gone on to work for AECOM, Arup, Atkins, Buro Happold, Eastwood & Partners, and Kier.
You'll be able to apply your knowledge and skills to fields as diverse as the built environment, sustainability and improving the environment.
In addition, architectural engineering graduates might go into a broad range of engineering areas ranging from building services to mechanical, electrical or acoustic engineering.
Or as a structural engineer, you'll be helping to shape the world around us. Structural engineers design and construct multi-storey buildings, bridges, sports stadiums, tunnels, airports and schools.
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