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The Structural Engineer

All articles published in the November 2014 issue.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – Various

Price – £25

The Structural Engineer

Authors from RFR describe how a solution for the large-span roof of a stadium that played host to several of this year's World Cup football matches allowed prestressing to be reduced by 50%.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – J. Chenevey (RFR Stuttgart), Y. Hui (RFR Shanghai)and M. Kutterer (RFR Stuttgart)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

In the first of a two-part article, Sean Brady takes readers through the chain of events that led to the collapse during construction, with 75 deaths, of the Quebec Bridge.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – S. Brady (Brady Heywood)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

In developed countries, the space below ground is littered both with debris from past construction and with utility services — some active, some redundant. Risks from overhead services mostly relate to power lines, which may be fouled by crane jibs, scaffolding poles or plant. This short article discussed how the associated risks are best controlled.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel

Price – £9

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Intellectual property and technology lawyer Andrew Brennan is worried that many construction and engineering firms in the UK are ignoring regulations governing their corporate websites. Here, he advises businesses on key points to be aware of.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – A. Brennan (SGH Martineau)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

The provision of beams with web openings has become a common method of incorporating services within the structural depth of a floor. Although specialist software is available to design such beams, guidance regarding sizing, spacing and best practice is useful for engineers performing scheme design.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – Steel Construction Institute (SCI)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

The penultimate article in this series examines the special types of concrete bridge. Concrete cable-stayed, extradosed and stressed ribbon bridges are all described here, together with the special features of concrete footbridges and railway bridges.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This article is the second in a three-part series outlining the serviceability hand calculations to be undertaken in the preliminary structural design stage.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – Eur.-Ing. D. H. Camilleri and I. Camilleri Cassar (dhiPERITI)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This article aims to provide the reader with a basic understanding of the hybrid test method, including its contextual development and potential as a dynamic testing technique.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – D. McCrum (Queen’s University Belfast)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Peter Rolton laments the lack of female engineers and calls on the industry to do more to attract women to the profession.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – P. Rolton

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Letters this month include discussion on: flooding and the the ways in which the structural engineering profession and practice is changing.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – Various

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Peter Harris is impressed by the comprehensive subject matter and clear illustrations of this introduction to building construction, which would be of value to both students and practising structural engineers.

Publish Date - 24th October 2014

Author – P. Harris

Price – Free