26 October 2012
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As winter draws closer in the UK, Structural-Safety’s Alastair Soane cites several examples of recent weather-induced structural damage.
Sean Brady provides an overview of the technical and human factors that contributed to the partial collapse of Dutch football team FC Twente’s stadium roof.
With care, engineers can reduce the risks to those who construct, maintain, use and demolish structures. Generally, we can presume that the strength and stability of ﬁnished structures will be assured by compliance with design codes. The greatest hazards to design out are those encountered during construction or demolition, or ones inherent in structure use.