1 May 2015
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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.
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 .)
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.