1 April 2014
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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.
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.