All the articles from the June 2022 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 1 June 2022
IStructE Deputy Chief Executive, Darren Byrne, explains how changes to the Institution Bye-Laws are intended to recognise competence, improve clarity and increase inclusivity within the structural engineering community.
Could do better, concludes Mike Cook in a ‘report card’ on the industry’s response to the climate emergency, as he urges engineers to embrace the paradigm shift required to decarbonise.
CROSS-UK was expanded to cover fire safety reporting following recommendations by Dame Judith Hackitt in her post-Grenfell report Building a Safer Future. This month we present a fire safety report illustrating the implications of substituting a product within a tested system without further testing or justification.
This article proposes a new, simplified model of behaviour for masonry viaducts, discussing its limitations and implications for understanding the sources of observed damage.
This CPD module, sponsored by Buildsoft, explores the benefits of advanced structural analysis software when calculating cracked deflections of reinforced concrete beams and floor slabs.
This article describes the concept, detailed design and delivery of the Curragh Racecourse redevelopment, in Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
What sort of person would put a significant amount of time into developing an indispensable structural carbon calculation tool, then give it away for free? Helena Russell spoke to Penny Gowler to find out.
Alastair Hughes advocates a tiered approach to concomitant snow and wind, sensitive to regional climate and geography.
This month's letters praise an article on teaching fire safety and engineering in developing countries; discuss run-off insurance at retirement; return to the topic of retrofitting solar panels; consider the role of verification and validation in preventing errors; and extol the value of site inspections.
A roundup of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
Associate Editor, Lin-Hai Han, has selected an article on seismic fragility analysis of braced frames constructed from concrete-filled tubes as the ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 39 of Structures.