All articles published in the October 2013 issue
Publish Date ‐ 1 October 2013
Arup's Sebastian Kaminski highlights the significant potential for engineered bamboo designs for low-cost seismically resistant housing; focusing on Costa Rica, Columbia and Ecuador.
A team from WSP Group describe the challenges faced in designing a development for three major new venues for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, as well as a residential tower.
A forensic examination of the 2007 I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota, responsible for the deaths of 13 people.
Robert Kilpatrick examines the effectiveness of social media for recruitment from both employer and candidate perspectives and asks whether it has lived up to its promise.
An overview of the risks inherent in the design of concrete structures, that can occur during the pouring process and through the removal of supports.
Guidance on the various forms of retaining walls currently in use. This note is primarily concerned with structures that retain soil.
A review of glulam in two of the most common structural forms: 'post and beam' and two dimensional rigid frames.
Letters in this issue include discussion on 'Combination rules', the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, 'laterally loaded masonry' and 'the sway of portal frames'.