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All articles published in the January 2015 issue.
Publish Date - 5 January 2015
Author – Various
Price – £25
James Miller, a Conservation Accredited Engineer, introduces a new series on conservation engineering by exploring the philosophy and history of the modern conservation movement, from its roots in the works of John Ruskin to the present day.
Author – J. Miller (Ramboll)
Price – £9
A 6.6km elevated expressway has been built in Tehran, adding a second deck to an existing arterial road. The key project requirements were rapid construction and minimal disruption to the traffic flow.
Author – F. Aminpour (Former Managing Director, Karane Consulting Engineers) and
M. Hosseini (Deputy Mayor, Technical and Development Affairs, Tehran
Municipality, and Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Tehran)
In response to the need for particular professional skills when working on heritage assets in the UK, the principal construction professions have formed schemes for accrediting those professionals in architecture, building surveying and civil and structural engineering who have the necessary skills. This article provides details on the schemes.
Author – J. Avent (CARE)
In this intriguing tale of the Getty kouros, Sean Brady explores the role that
implicit assumptions play in undermining experts’ judgment.
Author – S. Brady (Brady Heywood)
In the first of a new series from insurance broker Griffiths & Armour examining
contractual risks and liability claims, we look at design defects and ways to avoid them.
Author – Griffiths & Armour
As the shortage of structural engineers in the UK looks set to continue, Robert
Kilpatrick examines ways of recruiting effectively in this market.
Author – R. Kilpatrick
Transport-related accidents are the second largest cause of injury in the workplace after falls from height. Every year in the UK, around 50 people are killed and 2000 seriously injured in such incidents in and around construction sites and other workplaces. This article considers the safety issues regarding both visitors to a construction site and staff employed full time on a site.
Author – The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
This short note highlights some of the salient aspects of the design and construction of liquid-retaining structures in reinforced concrete. The guidance is based on Eurocodes BS EN 1992-1-11 and BS EN 1992-32 and the corresponding UK National Annexes.
Author – The Concrete Centre
This regular article will shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the new Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers. Access to Structures is free to all during 2015, and from 2016 Institution members will continue to receive free access as one of their membership benefits. The journal is available online at: www.elsevier.com/locate/structures
Author – N/A
Price – Free
As London’s proposed Garden Bridge is granted planning permission, Simon Bourne offers
a topical perspective on the question of ‘good value’ in bridge design, arguing that engineers are best placed both to lead such landmark projects and to educate clients and the public in what constitutes good value.
Author – S. Bourne
Letters this month include discussion on the role of professional institutions, lessons from history, building relationships effectively and late payment of fees.