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: 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: 04 August 2016

Engineering changing lives

Bridges, Making a difference

Kyriakos Antoniou travelled to Rwanda in June to build a bridge over the River Mukungwa. Here Kyriakos talks us through the trip.


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Published: 29 February 2016

Brain food

Bridges, Education

The Spaghetti Bridge Challenge is an annual competition run at Sheffield University, designed to help young people discover structural engineering. Jon Carr, Chairman of our Yorkshire Regional Group, teaches at the University. Here he discusses the competition and how it helps inspire potential young engineers.


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