All the articles from the February 2024 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 1 February 2024
IStructE Technical Director, Patrick Hayes, introduces this issue's focus on modern methods of construction.
Read the latest reports from the Professional Conduct Committee and Disciplinary Board.
Tanya de Hoog, 2024 IStructE President, addresses the membership with a focus on technical expertise, collaboration and aligned action.
Conor Hayes continues this series of notes signposting key climate resources for IStructE members by looking at the second level in the hierarchy of net-zero design: building less to minimise material usage and reduce carbon emissions.
Claire Meade and Stephen Hargreaves of insurance broker Griffiths & Armour provide an update of insurers' attitudes to MMC and implications for designers' insurance policies.
This month we present a report relating to the design of a low-rise modular building and the requirement, or otherwise, for positive fixings between the superstructure and the substructure.
Hugh Docherty examines the potential damage caused by carbonation in reinforced concrete, and offers brief advice on identification and remediation.
Theodore Wright explores the relationships that structural engineers will have with other stakeholders on a project, and the importance of devoting time and attention to these.
Nigel Ostime introduces some of the key considerations and questions across the design and procurement process when using MMC.
James Morton and Gavin White discuss findings from a comparative analysis of MMC and 'typical' construction practices, specifically focusing on the impact on the upfront embodied carbon for the structural systems of MMC.
Drawing on their project experience, Alice Berry, Sahil Limbu and Heleni Pantelidou share tips on how to ensure that modern methods of construction deliver carbon savings.
This month's letters concern Category 3 checks, subsidence on shrinkable soils and seismic design of residential structures.
This inspirational book crams in a vast array of Paul Fast's timber engineering creativity and shares the human stories behind great structural engineering, says Tim Ibell.
The Featured Article for Volume 57 (November 2023) of Structures is now available. Chosen by Associate Editor Jason Ingham, the article discusses full-scale tests of steel storage pallet racks and their failure modes during testing.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
This month, Ron Slade has chosen a sketch by Ameet Mistry as the winner of The Drawing Board.