Published: 19 February 2018

Five actions structural engineers can take to design more sustainably

Glass, Steel, Sustainability

Laura Kirk, an engineer for Cundall, discusses One Planet Living, an initiative that encourages sustainability, and explores what structural engineers can do to build in a more sustainable way.

 

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Published: 15 February 2018

Challenging students to design, assemble and dismantle

Bamboo, Education, Steel

Alireza Behnejad, a member of the Institution’s Academics' Community, developed the Design, Assemble and Dismantle (DAD) Project to give students hands-on experience of working with a physical model, helping them develop skills in design, team work, communication, and problem solving. 

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Published: 30 November 2017

Seven 20 year old structures

Arch, Bridges, Concrete, Frank Gehry, Roofs, Santiago Calatrava, Steel, Structural heritage, Titanium, Truss

2017 President, Ian Firth, looks at seven interesting structures completed in 1997.

 

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Published: 16 November 2017

Digital fabrication: helping to free structural design

Construction Innovation, Glass, Roofs, Software, Steel, Structural Awards

Aran Chadwick discusses his work on Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne. Shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2017, the Centre features a remarkable catenary steel gridshell roof.

 

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Published: 16 November 2017

External, unclad structure

Skyscrapers, Steel, Structural Awards

Nigel Annereau explains the engineering behind London’s Leadenhall Building, which has been shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2017.

 

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