Published: 29 September 2016

Exploiting nature’s engineering 

Structural Awards, Sustainability, Timber, Women Engineers

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Graduate Member, Coco van Egeraat, has been a structural engineer for three years, since graduating from Imperial College in September 2013. Here she discusses what inspired her to become an engineer, and her work on the Woodchip Barn - a student project to design and build a structure that exploits the natural strength of Beech trees’ Y shaped fork junctions. The project has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2016 ‘Sustainability’ 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: 15 June 2016

Our Young Professional of the Year

Other Awards, Sustainability, Timber

Robert Jackson, 27, of Vancouver, Canada, has been named our Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year. Here Robert discusses his career and his winning project.

 

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Published: 16 September 2015

Building for the future

Cantilever, Housing, Structural Awards, Sustainability, Timber

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: Ben Bradshaw has been a structural engineer for ten years. Here he talks about the Sussex House project, a highly sustainable private residence which has been shortlisted in The Structural Awards 2015.
 

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Published: 28 August 2015

Restoring Melbourne's Brewing History

Structural Awards, Structural Heritage, Timber

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: David Law, a structural engineer for 12 years, worked on “The Malt Store” project in Melbourne, Australia - an entry to our “Structural Heritage” awards category. Here he discusses his career, the project, and the challenges of engineering new life into old buildings.


 

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