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All articles published in the March 2013 issue.
Publish Date - 27 February 2013
Winners of the Institution's 2012 Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education, authors from the University of Salford, Manchester, report on the results of a long term strategy to improve the student learning experience.
In a great deal of UK legislation and discussion on Health and Safety matters, the word ‘competence’ will arise (the principles will have parallels worldwide). This can refer to corporate competence or individual competence. This article is concerned with individual competence.
Correct and unambiguous documentation is essential for maintaining structural safety
and is relied upon by designers, suppliers, contractors and end users. CROSS has
received reports about the quality of some imported products and the nature of the documentation that goes with them.
Andrew Briggs considers the impact that short periods of inefficient working can have on a design company’s profit margin.
This Technical Guidance Note describes how prestressed precast concrete planks are constructed, specified and installed.
The subject of this guide is the design of one way spanning concrete slabs to BS EN 1992-1-1 – Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures – Part 1-1: General Rules for Buildings. The design of such elements is very simple to carry out and thus acts as a good introduction to the concept of reinforced concrete.
The first in a new series of articles; written by Chartered structural engineers Milner Associates, on behalf of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) providing technical information on the use of timber as a structural medium.
A comparative study of published information, with code predicted values, expressed in a simplified form suitable for practical application. Results show that current knowledge is sufficiently lacking for a reappraisal of current code provisions to be warranted.
Having made a number of visits to Haiti in a professional capacity, Grenville Phillips expresses his concern at the advice given to Haitians by structural engineers from outside the Caribbean region.
Topics of importance openly discussed...
Institution Past President, Roger Plank, acknowledges the value of this authoritative
handbook by Ravi Jain et. al., to engineers globally, despite its focus on US practice and policy.