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All articles published in the January 2012 issue.
Publish Date - 1 January 2012
The new Sava River Crossing in Belgrade has been recently completed.
Matthew Myerscough (formerly with Paul Tanner & Associates and now with Cass Hayward) reports from Serbia on its design and construction.
This paper presents the Scandinavian prefabricated timber and precast concrete methods of construction used to deliver the £120m Aberdeen 3Rs Schools PPP project. In particular the paper concentrates on the construction detailing of the glulaminated timber, the timber stressed skin panels and the precast concrete sandwich panels which facilitate rapid completion of a weather tight shell.
The Exhibition Centre at the new Cairo Expo City development comprises a curved roof structure sweeping over four internal exhibition halls and covering over 180 000m2 of plan area. This project has been driven by the design team’s desire for complete integration of structure and architecture while efficiently realising a complex free-form shape. This paper presents the technical and logistical development of the roof structure, integration with architecture, operation and servicing, and the structural design and optimisation of the spatial roof truss.
The first in a series of articles aiming to present the basic demands and responsibilities of health and safety risk management in practice. The series will outline legal requirements, hazardous materials and occupational health hazards, as well as discuss health and safety matters that are relevant to all principal construction activities and materials.
By way of introducing a new series of articles from Structural-Safety.org – a programme that combines the activities of SCOSS and CROSS - Director Alastair Soane provides some background to the initiative.
The question of whose terms of trading apply in a contract remains one of the most common causes of dispute between commercial contracting parties. At the heart of this question lie two of the most fundamental and elementary principles of contract law, namely the principles of "offer" and "acceptance".
In his editorial of 18th October 2011, Managing Editor Lee Baldwin heralded the introduction of a series of 'Technical Guidance Notes'. Sarah Fray - Director: Engineering and Technical Services provides an introduction to the series.
This Technical Guidance Note acts as an introduction to the core design concepts that are found within the current codes of practice used within the UK. It also explains the relationship between each of the other guidance notes and how the reader is to navigate and use them. All of the subsequent notes make reference, be they direct or implied to this core guide; it is therefore imperative that anyone seeking to use these guides must be fully conversant with what is contained within this note.
This Technical Guidance Note concerns the derivation of dead loads. This is a core guidance note and as such, subsequent notes will make reference to this one. It is therefore important to understand the contents of this note before attempting to digest any of the others.
Dead load is defined as the weight of static materials contained with a structure. This includes the self weight of the structure as well as the materials it is supporting that are fixed to it. Within Eurocode 1 it is defined as a 'Permanent Action'.
The authors discuss the suitability of replacing worn out building envelopes with façades made from fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials as a quick solution to extending the life of the structure.
Alasdair Beal provides a personal view on a paper written by John Carpenter and
published in a previous issue of The Structural Engineer
The 5th edition of A.M. Neville's book includes some explanation of the new developments in concrete.
Topics of importance openly discussed...
The Regional Group committee provides insight into the Group's successful programme of activities and plans for the future