All the articles from the November/December 2023 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 13 November 2023
IStructE CEO, Yasmin Becker, looks back on a busy 2023 including the Building Safety Act, RAAC, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
IStructE Head of Membership, Rebecca Carey, explains the changes to the Institution's membership grades and qualifying requirements that have come into force in 2023.
Pedro Guedes explores the role of British, European and US engineers in developing the railway networks that spread across South America in the 19th century.
Hugh Docherty continues this series by summarising the problem of concrete made with high-alumina cement and offering brief advice on identification and remediation.
Discover the winners at the Structural Awards 2023 and which project won the Supreme Award.
Publish Date – 10 November 2023
This month we present a report concerning multistorey cross-laminated timber buildings and their risk of collapse during a fire.
This note will explain how to determine the movement, or restraint to movement under thermal effects, and how it varies depending on a variety of conditions. It will also highlight areas where potential issues can be overlooked.
This CPD module, sponsored by Oasys, explains what we mean by accuracy and precision, looks at possible causes of inaccuracy when conducting a finite-element analysis and discusses the role of validation and verification in checking the accuracy of modelling output.
'How can we avoid design errors and create a sense of accountability to ensure the safety of our structures?' ask Andrew Lawrence, Ishan Abeysekera and Andrew Smith.
As structural engineers, we need both to think more broadly, bringing our full talents to bear on projects, and to persuade clients of the value of paying for this, if we are to deliver the regenerative future we aspire to, argues Mike Cook.
In the wake of a serious fire in a car park at Luton Airport, Mark Pundsack discusses some of the key fire safety considerations in car park design.
Author Sam Wood responds to questions raised by Alan Hayward regarding an article published in the September 2023 issue of The Structural Engineer.
This month's letters discuss the IStructE's standpoint on the UK government's net-zero policy, RAAC in schools, wall return dimensions and more.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
This month, Ron Slade has chosen sketches by Binson Augustine and James Watters as the winners of The Drawing Board.
The Featured Article for Volume 55 (September 2023) of Structures, chosen by Associate Editor Lin-Hai Han, covers investigations into slip-critical blind bolts anchored in concrete-filled steel tubes.