All articles published in the April 2014 issue.
Publish Date ‐ 1 April 2014
One of two individuals to be awarded the Pai Lin Li Travel Award in 2013, John Orr reports on the time he spent visiting South America, studying examples of flexible formwork in Chile and the work of Eladio Dieste in Uruguay.
One of two individuals to be awarded the Pai Lin Li Travel Award in 2013, Katherine Symons spent several weeks in New Zealand, looking at the ways timber is being used as a structural material, following the earthquakes of 2010-11.
Browne Jacobson has seen an increasing appetite from funders and banks to support transactions with international elements and there have been some common themes with these deals. Peter Westlake provides more detail.
It will often be safe to work alone. However, in some situations people can be exposed to additional health and safety risks when unaccompanied. Establishing a healthy and safe working environment for lone workers can be different from that required for other workers. This short article sets out the primary considerations.
This note explains how reinforced concrete walls are designed to withstand high in-plane bending forces, in accordance with Eurocode 2.
This article explains the formation of the concrete flange of a composite beam using pre-cast units, highlighting the associated benefits.
This article examines the selection process for the most suitable type of concrete bridge. The general parameters of the scheme such as typical spans, overall deck area, clearance requirements, alignment and the overall aesthetic will start to suggest which type of bridge deck and construction methods might be appropriate.
Skyscraper expert John Viise can trace his structural engineering ancestry back to pioneers in the field. But the American counsels modern engineers to 'work the problem' for themselves rather than rely too much on computers. During a recent trip to the UK, he spoke to Jackie Whitelaw.
David Hodgson (M) provides an alternative perspective on BIM; citing the history of ‘Information Management’ in the oil and gas industry, the lessons learned and the obstacles and opportunities that Information Management and BIM present for structural engineers.
Letters this month include discussion on: webinars; flooding; live loads; BIM; the Exam; Approved Document A and late payments.
Dermot O’Dwyer comments on an easily accessible overview of a fascinating engineering era.
Founder partner of Buro Happold, Terry Ealey, takes a look at an architectural title that describes a project showcasing an innovative solar energy control system.