Published: 25 April 2018

New means of construction: what will be the next big leap?

Concrete, Future of Engineering, Research, Timber

Jon Shanks of the Institution’s Structural Futures Committee, discusses the small steps already being taken towards new means of construction, and how they might relate or contribute to the industry’s next Big Leap.

 

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Published: 20 April 2018

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: 16 April 2018

Three reasons to consider TIStructE

Membership

Matt Byatt, Chair of the Institution’s Diversity and Social Inclusion Task Group, spells out three reasons the TIStructE grade is a great option for all kinds of employer and structural technician.

 

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Published: 05 April 2018

Building with Chocrete

Bamboo, Beam, Education, Timber

Roger Faires of Mott Macdonald, discusses an innovative education project that challenges schoolchildren to make beams from “Chocrete” – a mix of chocolate and cereals.

 

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Published: 04 April 2018

Structures for Space

Other Awards, Space Structures

The Young Structural Engineers International Design Competition sought designs for a space station to orbit Mars. James Atkinson, a member of the winning team, discusses his team’s entry and what it means to have won.


 

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