All the articles from the August 2022 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 9 August 2022
President Jane Entwistle takes us from Trinidad & Tobago to the People and Papers Awards in a round-up of her last six months.
In this personal perspective, Tom Newby argues that high-income countries have a moral responsibility to decarbonise faster, and urges structural engineers to advocate for changes in the way infrastructure is designed and built in order to work towards this goal.
Bill Baker introduces two initiatives that aim to help address the long-standing challenge of low growth in construction productivity.
This month’s CROSS report again highlights the importance of a competent person fulfilling the role of Temporary Works Coordinator on a project and the need for suitable checking of designs.
Developing new tools to help structural engineers make more efficient use of materials – and persuading them why they must do so – are key themes for Cambridge academic Dr John Orr. He talks to Helena Russell about his research and plans for the future.
As readers of this publication will be all too aware, our need to act collectively to fight climate change is urgent. Tom Woolley’s latest book is therefore an important and timely reminder that building with low-carbon materials can and has been done, and should not be seen as a future panacea but instead a realistic ambition, writes Philip Isaac.
To mark the 100th anniversary of The Structural Engineer, Alan Rathbone looks back at several key papers that helped advance the development of plastic design of steel portal frames.
Martin Ashmead shares his extensive experience of Regional Group lecture prizes, encouraging Groups to set down formal judging criteria to ensure that ‘excellent lectures’ are recognised by the award of a prize and are then put forward for consideration for the Institution’s Sir Arnold Waters Medal.
This month's letters to Verulam include a submission from former president David Blockley and what the UK hitting record temperatures could mean for structural engineers.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
Don't forget to check out the winning papers in the 2022 Structures prizes. These will be free to access – for both members and non-members – until the end of August.