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All articles published in the January 2014 issue.
(NB Technical Guidance Note Level 2, No. 9 contained within this issue was updated in October 2016. For the updated article, see the individual article entry for this issue.)
Publish Date - 1 January 2014
By progressing two potential design schemes in parallel, a team from URS were able to select the optimal solution for a project that will help transform London's transport infrastructure.
An overview of the Institution’s Code of Conduct, together with examples of common breaches and a note on the use of social media.
Sean Brady assesses the strengths and weaknesses of applying engineering analysis to the forensic process.
Although the number of fatalities in the UK is expected to decrease, there is still significant risk to workers who come into contact with asbestos. This short article provides an overview of the safety measures employees should take.
The first in a new series of articles on the legal aspects of the construction industry from UK based law firm, Browne Jacobson, sees Peter Westlake set out the situations in which these documents can be more practical than a fully binding contract.
Although retaining walls have been the subject of two earlier Technical Guidance Notes; No. 8 (Level 1): Derivation of loading to retaining structures and No. 33 (Level 1): Retaining wall construction, their design has not been covered. This guidance note focuses specifically on the design of reinforced concrete gravity retaining walls.
There are three different forms of this type of wall, all of which are designed to resist overturning and sliding failure. The primary difference between them is their height. The taller the retaining wall, the more likely that counterforts and beams spanning between them will be necessary. This note describes how all of these forms of retaining wall can be designed.
(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)
A new series from the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) begins with a look at the history of composite construction and the development of Eurocode 4.
A new series from the Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG). This article demonstrates the benefits of using concrete.
It is vital that concrete stairs remain available and useable under extreme conditions without suffering progressive collapse. One method through which this can be achieved is the anchoring of the individual elements into the structure.
A new approach for calculating key temperatures on steel studs and an alternative to the ‘effective width method’ are presented.