Published: 13 November 2017

Responding to Natural Forces

Concrete, Extreme Conditions, Housing, Steel, Structural Awards, Timber

Robert Rock has been a structural engineer for 15 years. Here he explains his work on The Crow’s Nest project, a remarkable home perched on Dorset clifftops. The house has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2017.

 

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Published: 04 September 2017

50 year old structures

Aluminium, Beam, Buckminster Fuller, Concrete, Dome, Frei Otto, Housing, Steel, Structural Safety, Tensile Structures, Truss

President, Ian Firth, looks at six fascinating 50 year old structures, including the tragic case of the I-35W Mississippi Bridge.

 

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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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