Author: A. Downey (Elliott Wood) & M. Renshaw (Elliott Wood)
1 December 2015
First published: 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.
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
All articles published in the December 2015 issue.
Letters this month focus on CE marking, particularly CE marking of steel and whether it is possible to CE mark a swing bridge.