1 August 2013
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(NB Technical Guidance Note Level 2, No. 7 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)
Winners of the Institution's 2013 Award for Excellence in Structural Engineering Education, authors from the University of Bath discuss the increase in student engagement, evidenced through a 'blended-learning' approached to computer-based learning activities.
The Steel Construction Institute's Nancy Baddoo reflects on the use of stainless steel in construction over the last century; from the stabilisation of the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in 1925, to the framework of Glasgow's Clyde Tunnel in 2010.
The purpose of a pad foundation is to spread a concentrated force into soil. They are one of the most simple and cost effective types of footing for structures, and are the preferred solution for foundations due to the straightforward nature of their design and construction. Updated in October 2016.