Author: A. Downey (Elliott Wood) & M. Renshaw (Elliott Wood)
1 December 2015
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A. Downey (Elliott Wood) & M. Renshaw (Elliott Wood)
The structural challenges included realising the complex geometries in the roof while maintaining an open soffit. A system of panels was developed using cross-laminated timber boarding fixed to glued laminated beams. The roof panels act as the structural elements spanning the swimming pool and provide stability.
Small-diameter steel columns were designed to act as cantilevers from the reinforced-concrete retaining walls, transferring the vertical and horizontal loads from the roof structure. This method eliminates any cross-bracing and minimises the visual structure, giving the appearance of a floating roof.
Letters this month focus on CE marking, particularly CE marking of steel and whether it is possible to CE mark a swing bridge.
This thoroughly researched book will appeal to doctorate-level academics and specialist consultants working on long-span cable-supported bridges, believes Matthew Myerscough.
Tianjian Ji welcomes this short introduction to structural engineering, which goes some way to addressing the lack of books on engineering for the general reader