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All articles published in the July 2012 issue.
(NB Technical Guidance Note Level 1, No. 11 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)
Publish Date - 2 July 2012
For planning reasons the listed 120 year old ‘Dutch Gable’ elevation at Chenil House, King’s Road, Chelsea, London was required to be retained and relocated intact to a new position to accommodate a new development behind it. This paper describes the design and construction of the support, bracing, and transport structures, together with the jacking and skate arrangements adopted in the implementation.
No 6: The management of H&S risks during design development
Engineers involve themselves in many tasks in connection with civil and structural engineering projects, but above all else we manage risk. For the most part we can think of this in simple terms: how can we eliminate or manage the particular uncertainties and dangers that arise out of our projects?
Safety in the use of construction fixings.
Stuart Alexander and Alastair Soane discuss an often overlooked aspect of construction that’s starting to receive more attention thanks to a CROSS-inspired joint publication by two specialist associations.
This guide explains the various methods that can be adopted to ensure that lateral stability to structures is achieved. This note also highlights the need for robustness in structures as it is regarded as an aspect of structural design that can have an impact on strategies adopted for lateral stability. All of the guides in this series have an icon based navigation system, designed to aid the reader.
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This Technical Guidance Note is an introduction to the assessment of floor vibrations. Since the adventof lighter structures that have longer spanning elements within them, the built in dampening effectbuildings have had historically has become less pronounced. Despite this, floor vibration canbe an overlooked criterion during the design process. This can lead to expensive remedial works being carried out on structures after they have been built, as occupants complain of discomfort due to excessive movements and vibrations.
(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)
March 2010 saw the introduction of new structural design codes across Europe and from that date existing British Standards were no longer updated and maintained.
In this paper comparisons between these British and European standards have been undertaken to evaluate differences between strength predictions with respect to vertically loaded walls.
Jonathan Yusuf, recent graduate and structural engineer at BDI Structural Solutions Ltd, shares his experience of working for a small ﬁrm.
Geoff Clifton, engineer to Lincoln Cathedral, challenges some aspects of Dr Bill Harvey’s 2012 James Sutherland History Lecture paper
Topics of importance openly discussed
The Committe provides insight into the dynamic team and ambitious programme in place.