Published: 09 August 2017

Test Houses

History, Housing, Structural Heritage, Sustainability, Timber

Ed Clark, of the Institution’s Structural Futures Committee, discusses prototype homes and their importance to the future of structural engineering and construction.

 

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Published: 03 May 2017

Five great 90 year old structures

Arch, Bridges, Caissons, Concrete, Housing, Skyscrapers, Steel, Structural Heritage

President, Ian Firth, looks at five outstanding structures celebrating 90 year anniversaries in 2017.

 

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Published: 06 April 2016

Shelter: more than just protection from the elements

Housing, Shelters

Tom Newby, a chartered structural engineer working for CARE International, discusses emergency shelter, and how structural engineers can help rebuild shattered communities. 

 

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Published: 26 November 2015

New Homes for Britain – A Digital Approach

Housing, Structural Awards

Tim Lucas is the structural engineer behind Kew House, one of the shortlisted projects for RIBA’s 2015 House of the Year competition. As the UK Government announces an extra £2.3bn for house building, Tim discusses how we are building now, how structural engineers should contribute to the discussion, and what we can learn from innovative projects like Kew House.
 

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Published: 23 September 2015

The Amphibious House

Climate Change, Housing, Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: The Amphibious House project is a remarkable structure built on an island in the River Thames. During a flood the house can rise up by 2.5 metres, more than enough to cope with most local flood conditions. It remains operational and can be occupied as soon as the waters recede. Matthew Wells is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Director at engineering firm Techniker. Here he discusses the house and its implications for UK housebuilding.

 

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