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The Structural Engineer

The design and construction of Sydney Football Stadium is described. The continuous cantilever roof is of the cable-stayed form but with stays designed to resist compression under uplift while remaining as slender as possible. Wind tunnel testing was performed to accurately assess the amount of uplift. Emphasis was placed on ease of construction throughout the design period. P.J. Thompson, W.C. Thomas and T.G.A. Carfrae

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The Structural Engineer

The performance of bridges, as an essential consideration in design and assessment, is examined, and the limitations of BS 5400 in this respect are highlighted. It is concluded that matters such as a varying design life, effects of corrosion, the importance of the bridge in the infrastructure network, the degree of redundancy in the structure, and interactions with bridge users, need to be taken into account. A new approach is proposed in which each bridge is treated as a component SYSTEM within the infrastructure SYSTEM for both design and assessment. P.R. Head

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The Structural Engineer

This paper describes the planning and design of the Sainsbury development in Camden. The project, which was completed in 1989, includes a supermarket, housing, workshops, and a carpark, and is built in the modern style of architecture. The site planning, site investigation and structural design of both substructure and superstructure are described. Special mention is made of the close cooperation between architect and engineer required and achieved at all stages during the design process. Conceptual design work is illustrated for the supermarket, which is the main feature building on the site. The design approach for stability, movement and protection against accidental damage is explained. Structural steelwork for the supermarket is unusual, and the design, detailing and fabrication techniques employed are described. Brief details are given of construction and testing. R.E. Slade

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