Published: 18 May 2016

Earthquake engineering in Japan

Earthquake Engineering

Dr Katsu Goda is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol, whose research is focused on catastrophic earthquake-related risk management. He has been a member of EEFIT, the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team, since 2010. Here he discusses why an EEFIT team is travelling to Japan, and what they hope to achieve.

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Published: 26 April 2016

Designing better communities

Structural Awards

The Structural Awards "Community or Residential Structures" category recognises excellence in the structural design of projects which benefit their local environment or community - here are five of the best from the last 10 years of awards.


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Published: 15 April 2016

Structural truth

Gold Medal, Other Awards, Skyscrapers

Robert Halvorson, winner of our 2016 Gold Medal, discusses his career, and how structural engineers will help shape the future of tall buildings.


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Published: 12 April 2016

Riding out a hurricane - 70 storeys high

Gold Medal, Other Awards, Skyscrapers

Bob Halvorson, winner of our 2016 Gold Medal, has worked on tall building projects all over the world. Here he describes how and why he came to run structural tests on a skyscraper - during a category three hurricane!


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Published: 06 April 2016

Shelter: more than just protection from the elements

Housing, Shelters

Tom Newby, a chartered structural engineer working for CARE International, discusses emergency shelter, and how structural engineers can help rebuild shattered communities. 


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