Published: 03 October 2016

Making a Complex Structure Simple

Arch, Steel, Structural Awards, Women Engineers

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Catherine Poirriez has been a practising structural engineer for almost four years, working at Passage Projects for the last three. Here she discusses her work on The Future of Us Gridshell, an eye-catching enclosure consisting of 11,000 perforated aluminium panels, 12,040 Bolts, 11,188 Steel Plates and 4,620 Steel Elements. The Gridshell was erected as part of the Future of Us Exhibition in Singapore and has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 “Small Practices” Category.

 

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Published: 29 September 2016

Exploiting nature’s engineering 

Structural Awards, Sustainability, Timber, Women Engineers

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Graduate Member, Coco van Egeraat, has been a structural engineer for three years, since graduating from Imperial College in September 2013. Here she discusses what inspired her to become an engineer, and her work on the Woodchip Barn - a student project to design and build a structure that exploits the natural strength of Beech trees’ Y shaped fork junctions. The project has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 ‘Sustainability’ category.


 

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Published: 26 September 2016

Bridges: the essence of structural engineering

Bridges, Women Engineers

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Katalin Andrasi has been an engineer specialising in bridges for 18 years. Here she discusses her work on the new footbridge at Harlech Castle, one of the finest surviving 13th century military castles in Britain. The new pedestrian crossing, which allows visitors to follow the path of the original draw-bridge, is shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 “Pedestrian Bridges” category.

 

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Published: 21 September 2016

Elegant solutions

Bridges, Structural Awards, Timber

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Joe Darcy, a Graduate Member of the Institution, has been a practising structural engineer for four years. Here he talks about his career and his work on the STIHL Treetop Walkway in Westonbirt, Gloucestershire – a 280m long structure standing on 57 pairs of crossing timber legs. The Walkway has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 ‘Pedestrian Bridges’ category.


 

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Published: 14 September 2016

Premier League Engineering

Stadia, Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Andy Pottinger discusses his career, his favourite stadiums, and his work on the project to expand Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad stadium with a new South Stand.

 

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