Published: 13 October 2016

Sustainable Heritage

Earthquake Engineering, Structural Awards, Structural Heritage, Sustainability

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Ronald Hamburger, Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, has been a practising structural engineer since 1974. Here he discusses his career and his work on The San Fransisco War Memorial Veterans Building – a project to restore a historic building in the city. The project is shortlisted in the “Structural Heritage” category.

 

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Published: 10 October 2016

A new lease of life

Concrete, Structural Awards, Sustainability, Transport Hubs, Women Engineers

The Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Member Juliet Handy discusses her reasons for becoming an engineer, her career so far, and her work on the project to rejuvenate Birmingham New Street Station, shortlisted in our “Infrastructure or Transportation Structures” category.


 

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Published: 06 October 2016

Engineering a station like a bridge

Bridges, Steel, Transport Hubs

The Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Tom Surtees has been a Graduate Member of the Institution since 1999, and a Chartered Member since 2007, practising as a structural engineer for 14 years. Here he discusses his work on The World Trade Centre Transportation Hub (“The Oculus”) a unique structure which will serve over 200,000 New Yorkers a day as a subway and railway hub in Manhattan. The Oculus has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 “Infrastructure or Transportation” category.


 

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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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