12 January 2013
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(NB Technical Guidance Note Level 2, No. 1 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)
The Institution's 93rd President, Y.K. Cheng, looks back over a 35 year career spent in both North America and Asia, before considering some of the global challenges facing the profession and how the Institution can support individuals and the industry in meeting these challeneges.
This Technical Guidance Note describes the concept of biaxial bending of columns, as well as the effect direct bending has on column design. The guidance given here can be applied to columns made from any material, be it steel, concrete, timber or even glass.
Cintec’s Managing Director Peter James has been involved in the restoration of some of Egypt’s oldest structures for the past 14 years. He explains why the missing cladding from Cairo’s ancient pyramids may not be down to opportunist thieves after all...