Author: Y.K. Cheng
12 January 2013
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All articles published in the January 2013 issue. (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.)
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...