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This article summarises guidance developed by Hampshire County Council for the assessment of roofs in order to install photovoltaic panels.
By establishing systems to identify and implement measures to control risks, the engineer can ensure that a design is both appropriate and proportionate to the requirements, demands and controls that are and will be placed upon it.
This guidance note has been written to remind people of their legal responsibilities when procuring and using temporary demountable structures for events.
This free guidance provides identification and remediation solutions for Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) planks. RAAC has been used in building structures in the UK and Europe since the late 1950’s, most commonly as precast roof panels in flat roof construction, but in the 1990s structural deficiencies became apparent.
The Professional Conduct Committee has recently undertaken an in-depth review of the Code of Conduct. The new Code will be launched on the 1st of January 2022.
What does it mean to design a building or structure with health and well-being in mind?
This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description of some common strengthening options, as well as guidance on where to find more information.
Steve Faulkner briefl y explains how the Institution’s new Responsibility Matrix will help clarify an engineer’s responsibilities on a project.
Andy Leask FIStructE discusses some of the signs that someone needs support.
This two-day course shows engineers how to arrive at a qualitative solution to both create a structure and check computational results.
This course provides guidance on specific aspects of demolition and refurbishment from an engineering perspective, while addressing safety, environmental and sustainability influences.
This course is designed to provide structural engineers with a greater understanding of fire safety, key legislation, and the principles of risk analysis in order to ensure that adequate structural performance in fire is achieved. Participants will examine case studies of structural and non-structural failures as a result of fire.
This popular one-day, online course offers guidance on the design, stability, safety and performance of tall buildings.
This half-day in-person course provides guidance to early-career structural engineers to develop a better understanding of geotechnical engineering and use that knowledge to enhance and promote sustainable design.
This course equips practicing engineers to undertake the full structural design of a building, including designing a robust building to avoid disproportionate collapse. The course covers designing buildings of Class 1 – 2B and alterations/change of use of existing buildings.
This two-day course extends the principles developed in the Understanding structural behaviour course. It covers more complex real structures and failures; and the important skills of approximate analysis for checking computational output and member sizing.
This two-day, online course introduces seismic design of civil engineering structures. It builds on the basics of structural dynamics and engineering seismology. The course focuses on seismic loading and design codes, conceptual seismic design principles and analysis for seismic loading, and design and detailing of structural members.
This course provides an introduction to structural steelwork design to Eurocode 3 for building design.