Published: 23 September 2015

The Amphibious House

Climate Change, Housing, Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: The Amphibious House project is a remarkable structure built on an island in the River Thames. During a flood the house can rise up by 2.5 metres, more than enough to cope with most local flood conditions. It remains operational and can be occupied as soon as the waters recede. Matthew Wells is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Director at engineering firm Techniker. Here he discusses the house and its implications for UK housebuilding.

 

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Published: 18 September 2015

Engineering in conservation areas

Sustainability

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: The SBAA Environmental Center in Akrotiri, Cyprus is an environmental awareness centre for visitors to a significant wetland and bird habitat. Yiannis Pericleous, discusses his career, and the engineer’s role working on an environmentally sensitive project.

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Published: 16 September 2015

Building for the future

Cantilever, Housing, Structural Awards, Sustainability, Timber

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: Ben Bradshaw has been a structural engineer for ten years. Here he talks about the Sussex House project, a highly sustainable private residence which has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2015.
 

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Published: 15 September 2015

Structurally Found - get involved

Arch, Cantilever, Dome, London, Structurally Found, Tunnel, Women Engineers

Structurally Found is a great way for Londoners to learn about structural engineering on Twitter and Instagram. Niri Arambepola explains - and lists her own top five London structures.
 

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Published: 14 September 2015

Designing for China's "Bridge Capital"

Bridges, Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: Dr. Man-Chung Tang and Dr. Delan Yin of  T.Y. Lin International (China) Co, Ltd. discuss their work on the Qianximen Jialing River Bridge.

 

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