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The Structural Engineer

All articles published in the June 2013 issue.

(NB Technical Guidance Note Level 2, No. 6 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)

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In his Kenneth Severn 2013 Award-winning paper, Joshua Macabuag advocates the adoption of a systems approach to the delivery of resilient buildings and infrastructure.

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In 2009/10, there were 36 fatalities and more than 3000 major injuries in the UK resulting from falls from height. This article provides a brief overview of UK regulations and requirements, although the principles should be universal.

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In response to the recent Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, highlights the need for robust regulations that take into account both technical and human factors.

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Sean Brady examines one of the recurring themes from the ICE’s Fifth International Conference on Forensic Engineering.

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This study clearly demonstrates the ability of a combined LPA and FEM approach to resolve complex structural engineering problems.

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The three forms of masonry are brick, concrete block and stone. This note introduces the first two as they are the most common. Used as a form of cladding - at least for concrete and steel-framed structures in the UK -  loadbearing structural masonry is still in use, and employed in the construction of low-rise buildings and soil-retaining structures.

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This note concerns the design of masonry walls subject to lateral loads (i.e.  those used as a cladding element). It discusses material assessment, restraint, geometry and exposure conditions. 

Updated in October 2016.

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This Timber Engineering Notebook introduces the checks for overall building stability and those required for the wall diaphragms which provide shear (or racking) resistance to a platform timber frame structure.

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Topics discussed in this issue include; Modelling stability, Precast concrete planks, Combination rules and Haiti.

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In response to an article by Grenville Phillips (March 2013), Tom McGregor and Michael Summers of McGregor McMahon and Associates, report on the construction of a new hospital in one of the country's poorest areas.

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Svetlana Brzev puts forward an argument for the use of confined masonry in the reconstruction work undertaken in Haiti.

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Alan Hayward questions the validity of the 30 year failure cycle, discussed by Sean Brady in the May 2013 issue.

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A look at the activities and achievements of a Group at the heart of some of the UK’s most significant structural projects.

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