Stone as a structural material
Date & Time

29 April 2020
12:30 GMT

Price

Members - £45.50 + VAT
Standard - £70 + VAT

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Stone as a structural material

Webinar
Date & Time

29 April 2020
12:30 GMT

Price

Members - £45.50 + VAT
Standard - £70 + VAT

This webinar explores the contemporary use of stone in a variety of structural applications. It will showcase the versatility of this often-overlooked material.

New uses for traditional materials and craft can allow the realisation of geometrically simple, innovative structures that are elegant and environmentally ethical. Dimension stone has been a structural material for thousands of years, yet its use has steadily declined. The perception is that it is too expensive to quarry, cut and transport. Many now see this as suitable only for cladding or flooring. Yet, with a modern approach to structural usage, stone can realise its potential as a material fit for the 21st century.

Key learning objectives include:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the primary considerations when designing in stone

  • Knowledge of the design parameters required for un-reinforced and reinforced stone structures

  • Introduction to the basic principles of post-tensioned stone

  • Improved awareness of structural stone applications through a series of case studies

The live webinar includes an interactive Q&A session with our expert speakers.

Booking will close 24 hours prior to the webinar.

Related article

Read the related The Structural Engineer article on stone as a structural material by Scott Boote and Alex Lynes.

Read the The Structural Engineer article on stone cantilevered staircases by Sam Price and Helen Rogers.

Speakers

Helen Rogers (Chair)

Helen is a structural engineer with over 20 years experience working on projects including footbridges, sculptures and conservation work. She spent 12 years working for Price & Myers. She is an expert on stone and in particular cantilever stone stairs. She works as a consultant advising on the repair of damaged stairs and design of new flights.

Pierre Bidaud

Experienced in onsite restoration work and shaping stone, Pierre’s interests have developed into the integration of modern technology with dimensional stone to widen its use. Advocating relentlessly for the use of stone as a structural material, he is also keen on collaborating with architects, engineers and craftspeople.

Scott Boote

With over 15 years of post-graduate experience, Scott acts as design lead on most Webb Yates projects involving stone. He has been involved in the design of more than 30 different stone staircases including the 2016 Structural Award winning Formby Staircase.

Amin Taha

Amin established Groupwork, a multidisciplinary studio of architects and designers, after working in the studios of Zaha Hadid, Wilkinson Eyre and Lifschutz Davidson on social housing, infrastructure and museums.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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