All the articles from the January 2024 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 2 January 2024
Outgoing IStructE President, Matt Byatt, looks back at his presidential priorities and reflects on progress made.
Emily Halliwell introduces a new series of notes that will signpost key climate resources for IStructE members around each level in the hierarchy of net-zero design.
Andrew Smith, Patrick Hayes and Andrew Lawrence examine how the safety of higher-risk buildings should be assessed in the UK under the requirements of the Building Safety Act.
Hugh Docherty continues this series by examining the potential damage caused by alkalis and silica reacting in concrete, and offering brief advice on identification and remediation.
This month we present a report about the structural stability of cantilever glass infill panels between a steel post and handrail balustrade system at a high-level apartment block.
In this article, Tim MacFarlane and Marco Rossi discuss the development of an engineering approach to the design of walk-on glass floors and staircases.
This article seeks to describe the approach taken to designing a glass balustrade in CEN/TS 19100 Design of glass structures, a draft document which is a precursor to the publication of a Eurocode.
This article focuses on two structural glass elements located in the entry vestibule of Atlantis The Royal hotel: Deluge – a pair of all-glass lifts with water cascading on the outer surface; and Alight – a feature involving fire, water and glass.
Graham Coult and Rebecca Hartwell examine the potential for greater recycling, or reuse, of glass and outline actions that the construction industry could take to advance this goal.
Structural safety, writes Alastair Soane, is a responsibility that cannot be worn lightly and this book is useful for both graduates on the cusp of their careers and experienced engineers looking to learn from failures and evaluate their own practices.
This month's letters concern a mystery wall construction, seismic unreinforced masonry design and Category 3 checks.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
The Featured Article from Volume 56, chosen by Editor-in-Chief Leroy Gardner, is about the effects of geometric and metallurgical constraints on ultra-high strength steel weldments.