All articles published in the November 2014 issue.
Publish Date – 24 October 2014
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%.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article is the second in a three-part series outlining the serviceability hand calculations to be undertaken in the preliminary structural design stage.
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.
Peter Rolton laments the lack of female engineers and calls on the industry to do more to attract women to the profession.
Letters this month include discussion on: flooding and the the ways in which the structural engineering profession and practice is changing.
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.