All articles published in the September 2013 issue.
(NB Technical Guidance Note Level 1, No. 32 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)
Publish Date ‐ 1 September 2013
Completed in time for the London Olympics, this high quality development was constructed to a challenging brief that included a below ground column-free ballroom and 25m swimming pool, on a confined site in London's Knightsbridge.
Here, Sean Brady sets out seven strategies for identifying and reacting to structural failure near-misses.
Cement, a key constituent of concrete, is a chemical which has the ability to cause adverse health effects. This short article highlights the principal risks when working with the material and offers guidance on preventative measures.
A précis of the health and safety risks (and associated best practice) when using a computer in an office environment.
This note describes the basic knowledge required to read structural drawings.
When developing a scheme, the choice of floor slab construction is critical to the columns, foundations, walls and overall stability. As such, the floor slab’s form should be selected with care and consideration.
Updated in October 2016.
An introduction to fire safety in relation to timber structures.
Traditionally, anchorage of reinforcement has been achieved through the bond strength between the concrete and the reinforcement, or with an L-shaped bar, or a combination of the two. Headed reinforcement bars are an alternative method for anchoring reinforcement in concrete members. This paper explains where headed bars can be used to improve the design and buildability of the concrete section and how to ensure there is sufficient anchorage strength.