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All articles published in the May 2013 issue.
Publish Date - 1 May 2013
This article focuses on the design and inspection of scaffolds. Based on UK practice and experience, the principles should be universally applicable.
Could the 30 year failure cycle evident in speciﬁc bridge failures be coincidence or something more? Sean Brady looks at the technical and human aspects of this unfortunate trend.
This Technical Guidance Note describes the causes of cracking in concrete.
This Technical Guidance Note concentrates on the design of reinforced concrete columns to BS EN 1992-1-1 – Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures – Part 1-1: General Rules for Buildings. It covers the design of columns of all cross section proﬁles, which are typically square, rectangular and circular.
This article introduces the composition and terminology used for platform frame building structures and describes the structural engineering checks required to verify the adequacy of the virtual load paths and the strength and stiffness of the individual framing members.
This paper presents results obtained through the development of a model for the calculation of natural frequencies of single span floors supported by beams.
This paper presents results obtained through the development of a model for the calculation of natural frequencies of multi span floors supported by beams.
Topics discussed in this issue include; Products safety, Torsion in piled foundations, BS EN 1990 combination rules and Padstones.
Responding separately to 'Prestressing: recovery of the lost art' by Simon Bourne (February 2013 issue) Paul Jackson and Alan Hayward challenge some of the ideas expressed by the author.
Wayne Bagnall MBE reports on a book by R. Dodge Woodson that focuses on the history, usage and health effects of asbestos.
Bill Addis appreciates a unique perspective on four of the world’s most iconic structures.