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: 15 January 2016

How Buffalo Bill inspired an engineering icon

Arch, Cantilever, History

106 years ago today the Buffalo Bill Dam was completed in Wyoming, USA, on the Shoshone River. It was an astonishing feat of engineering, the tallest dam in the world at the time, and exemplifies the absolutely crucial part engineers played in settling the American West in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


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Published: 15 September 2015

Structurally Found - get involved

Arch, Cantilever, Dome, London, Structurally Found, Tunnel, Women Engineers

Structurally Found is a great way for Londoners to learn about structural engineering on Twitter and Instagram. Niri Arambepola explains - and lists her own top five London structures.

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