All the articles from the June 2023 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 1 June 2023
The Institution's CEO, Yasmin Becker, introduces the June 2023 issue of The Structural Engineer by celebrating women in engineering and how to build a diverse and inclusive future.
Robert Thorne charts the progress of the IStructE's History Study Group as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Sam Wood and Cameron Archer-Jones present the results from a recent carbon study of the historic Clifton Suspension Bridge and comment on how the use-stage carbon associated with the bridge can be most effectively managed.
IStructE Technical Director, Patrick Hayes, explains the significance of the forthcoming Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard and the likely impact it will have on the UK's decarbonisation goals.
The IStructE Professional Administration team explains the benefits that the Institution's Expert Witness register can bring to members.
José Torero, Katherine Cashell and Oliver Wilton summarise the key issues around fire safety of structural timber, and explore where responsibility for this lies under new regulations in the UK.
Claire Meade of insurance broker Griffiths & Armour examines the insurance industry approach to the emerging trend for reuse of structural steel, and considers the disclosure requirements for designers.
This month we present a report expressing concerns about a repeat failure of building cladding, in severe but not exceptional winds, that saw panels fall to the public street below.
IStructE President-elect Tanya de Hoog tells Helena Russell about her plans to change the face of structural engineering.
Robin Jones summarises the discussions from a recent roundtable, held at IStructE HQ, which explored aspects of discrimination faced by women in the engineering profession and ways in which the industry can work to tackle this and develop a more inclusive culture.
Sebastian Wood of engineering consultancy Whitby Wood explains his firm's decision to be transparent over gender pay disparity, and discusses some of the steps they are taking as they attempt to address this.
Sinéad Conneely introduces unstructured, a collective of female and non-binary engineers working together to challenge gender inequality in the built environment.
In 2008, Sarah Buck became the first female President of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Fifteen years later, she reflects on what has changed in this time and what's next for the industry.
This month's letters continue the debate around top-down drawings, as well as explore collaboration, partnerships and buildability.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
The Featured Article for Volume 51 of Structures concerns the wind effects on a 282-metre-tall tower in China and the two varied models used to analyse them.