All the articles from the May 2023 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 2 May 2023
John Bailiss, Ingrid Chauvet and Harikrishnan Panikkaveettil offer three perspectives on how to make the right hires when recruiting remotely or recruiting for a remote/hybrid position in the post-Covid landscape.
Simon Corbey introduces a practical new guide aiming to increase engagement between insurers and design teams to help identify and mitigate risks on mass timber projects.
This month's CROSS report concerns water ingress that caused parts of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) structural frame of an eight-year-old building to rot.
Noha Ali of the IStructE's Membership and Education team explains how to attain the GIStructE designation.
Sanja Buncic of Elliott Wood provides an introduction into modern timber-frame design, covering the various types and design considerations.
This article discusses a performance-based approach to robustness assessment which was implemented on 21 Moorfields in London.
Forester Jez Ralph looks at the types of timber available in the UK and encourages engineers to understand the options and their sustainability credentials.
Andrew Carpenter, of the Structural Timber Association, explains the importance of partnering with experts in the industry, how early engagement is crucial, and how to find the perfect build partner when designing with timber.
Robin Jones summarises the discussions and key recommendations from a roundtable examining the insurance risks relating to mass timber construction.
This new design guide is a must read for structural engineers seeking to create innovative timber buildings responsibly, writes Judith Schulz.
This month's letters discuss groundwater and basements in London, sizing up car parks for electric vehicles and the national shortage of housing in the UK.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
Associate Editor of Structures, Mark Bradford, has selected a paper on predicting axial load capacity using machine learning as the Featured Article for Volume 50.
This month's library update lists an extensive selection of timber engineering books and resources.
This month, judge Ron Slade has chosen sketches by Amrit Aluna and Gareth Atkinson as joint winners of The Drawing Board for May 2023.