3 February 2014
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Between 55,000 and 70,000 construction workers are believed to incur musculoskeletal injuries each year in the UK. These cover back and upper/lower limb disorders. This short article provides some basic advice for safer manual handling.
Recounting his perhaps unusual route into structural engineering, 2014 Institution President, Nick Russell, outlines initiatives that will help to ensure the Institution remains relevant in today’s society and in particular, how it can help members that work in small practices.
The publication of Grenville Phillips’ article ‘Why change Haiti’s cultural building aspirations?’ in March 2013 attracted a number of responses. Having progressed the issue with the respondents (and other parties) in the interim, Grenville restates his concern over the Haitian government’s decision to allow confined masonry to be the only masonry method approved for use in Haiti.