Published: 21 June 2018

Challenging, rewarding, inspiring

Case Studies, Education, Timber, Women Engineers

April Shackley and Jade Purdy are Design Engineers at AKT II. This year they worked with engineering education initiative, ScaleRule, to manage the Next Generation Design challenge - which sees London schoolchildren design and build a Pavilion for display in London. The pavilion is featuring in 2018 as part of the London Festival of Architecture. April explains more.

 

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Published: 25 April 2018

New means of construction: what will be the next big leap?

Concrete, Future of Engineering, Research, Timber

Jon Shanks of the Institution’s Structural Futures Committee, discusses the small steps already being taken towards new means of construction, and how they might relate or contribute to the industry’s next Big Leap.

 

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Published: 20 April 2018

Does building tall with timber make sense?

Skyscrapers, Structural Awards, Sustainability, Tall or Slender Structures, Timber

As interest in structural timber and its sustainability characteristics increases, the question arises: Does building tall with timber make sense? Paul Fast looks at factors that inform the answer.



 

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Published: 05 April 2018

Building with Chocrete

Bamboo, Beam, Education, Timber

Roger Faires of Mott Macdonald, discusses an innovative education project that challenges schoolchildren to make beams from “Chocrete” – a mix of chocolate and cereals.

 

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Published: 15 November 2017

A look to the future

Structural Awards, Sustainability, Timber

Malachy McNamara explains his work on The Enterprise Centre, a timber framed project showcasing low-carbon, sustainable building. The Centre has been shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2017.

 

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