All the articles from the October 2023 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 3 October 2023
The Institution explains how it has been engaging with government and the media to provide insight and advice on the RAAC crisis engulfing the UK's schools.
Andrew Lawrence, Richard Hill and Stephen Fernandez discuss the assessment of existing buildings and some of the key questions to consider.
Allan Mann of the IStructE Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel provides a short summary of some of the key safety considerations when working on an existing building.
Hugh Docherty introduces a new series of short advice notes that aims to educate structural engineers on historical defects commonly encountered when working on existing buildings.
Hugh Docherty looks at the topical subject of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC), offering brief guidance on identification and mitigation/remedial options.
This month we present a report concerning the partial collapse of a cantilevered stone staircase without warning during a renovation at a stately home built around 1830.
Sam Hiller of insurance broker, Gallagher, summarises the insurance challenges of refurbishment projects that structural engineers may find it helpful to be aware of.
This article presents a summary of the substantial engineering work undertaken to bring Battersea Power Station back to life.
This article describes the feasibility studies, investigations, analysis, structural health monitoring, digital twinning, and structural adequacy verification of the repurposed 50-storey Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia.
Jon Carr and Richard Harpin describe a new module at The University of Sheffield responding to the trend for extending the life of existing buildings
This year's Gold Medallist, Albert Williamson-Taylor, talks to Helena Russell about his passion for the fundamentals of engineering and why he's not afraid to be controversial.
This month's letters cover RAAC surveys and proof of experience, structural steel reuse, early engagement in projects and more.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
Associate Editor Hua Yang has selected an article reviewing self-centering dampers for seismic-resilient structures as the Featured Article for Volume 54 (August 2023) of Structures.