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The Structural Engineer

All articles published in the February 2012 issue.

(NB Technical Guidance Note Level 1, No. 3 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)

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2012 President John Nolan brings a very special combination of career experiences to his year in office. A Chartered engineer who has worked as a labourer, contractor’s engineer, consulting engineer, business owner, property developer and client, John is extremely well placed to challenge consulting engineers on the conundrums of ‘Cost versus Value’.

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Based on his 2012 James Sutherland History Lecture and drawing on a range of examples, Dr Bill Harvey illustrates the difficulties of predicting masonry behaviour.

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Giles Waley reports on an award-winning project involving four complex temporary marine structures.

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The development of health and safety management The history of health and safety management in construction is the history of adverse public reaction to events; a testament to the work of certain enlightened individuals and organisations, and a gradual promotion of increased standards by government. To counter this, there has been an equally long history of resistance: often framed as ojections to 'excessive paperwork' and to the perceived expense of protective measures.

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The collapse of temporary stage structures. Alastair Soane, Director of Structural-Safety.org draws readers’ attention to the latest alert published by the programme.

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Imposed loads (quasi-permanent variable actions) are defined as loads that are applied to the structure. 

Updated October 2016.

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There are several variations and conditions the designer must be aware of when determining wind loads on structures. Based on Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures Part 1-4; General Actions – Wind Actions, this note draws on the UK National Annex as it makes reference to wind speeds that are unique to the UK.

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Topics of importance openly discussed...

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In the ten years since its formation, the BC group have enjoyed a number of successes...

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