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All articles published in the May 2015 issue.
Publish Date - 1 May 2015
As we mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Allan Mann reviews the key structural engineering developments of the war (and interwar) years - from airship hangars to the Mulberry harbours - and explores their impact on the profession as we know it today.
Geoff Clifton describes the use of concrete as a major constituent of repair work performed on English cathedrals in the 20th century, but raises concerns about the long-term problems this use may result in.
Engineers from Integral Engineering Design in Bath explain how their innovative approach to analysis and load testing spared one of the city's listed structures from an intrusive strengthening scheme.
(For a discussion of the force generated by a rugby scrum in relation to the article, see Verulam, January 2016.)
Sean Brady tells the stories of some of the survivors, rescuers and engineers involved in the Hyatt Regency walkway collapse.
The fifth part of our series from Griffiths & Armour demonstrates how communication failures lie behind many liability claims.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) are the primary regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of all construction projects in Great Britain. The CDM Regulations were first introduced in 1995 (CDM 1994) and were revised in 2007 (CDM 2007). CDM 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015. This article provides a brief overview of the key changes and then focuses on those changes most likely to affect structural engineers.
Law firm Bond Dickinson LLP summarises a recent case in which the structural engineers were not held responsible after a basement excavation went wrong.
This article discusses how to calculate an anchorage and lap length for steel ribbed reinforcement subjected to predominantly static loading using the information in Section 8 of Eurocode 2. Coated steel bars (e.g. coated with paint, epoxy or zinc) are not considered. The rules are applicable to normal buildings and bridges.
Synopses of the latest papers accepted for publication in the Institution's new research journal, Structures. Access to Structures is free to all during 2015. 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
Letters this month include discussion on the CDM 2015 regulations, and whether we need more engineers, more female engineers or more good engineers.