Published: 25 February 2019

Does building tall with timber make sense?

Skyscrapers, Structural Awards, Sustainability, Tall or Slender Structures, Timber

As interest in structural timber and its sustainability characteristics increases, the question arises: Does building tall with timber make sense? Paul Fast looks at factors that inform the answer.



 

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Published: 21 January 2019

Three ways structural engineers can help create a zero-waste future

Sustainability

Guglielmo Carra, Arup's Materials Consulting Lead, Europe, is a civil engineer and materials scientist. Here he outlines how the construction industry needs to change the way it thinks about waste, and how structural engineers can contribute.

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Published: 15 November 2018

A message to members from the past

History

Two cities honoured Past President Sir Arnold Waters VC this month. His 1943 message to members still resonates.

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Published: 17 October 2018

Learning from natural disasters: EEFIT’s new report on the 2016 Ecuador earthquakes

EEFIT, Reports, Women Engineers

Fiona Hughes participated in an EEFIT mission to Ecuador. Here she describes her part in the mission and the significance of a new report.

 

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Published: 13 September 2018

The Award for Sustainability: the most important Structural Award?

Structural Awards, Sustainability

Structural Awards judge and Institution Past President, Ian Firth, discusses the importance of celebrating sustainable engineering solutions.
 

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