All articles published in the June 2015 issue.
Publish Date – 1 June 2015
In an essay based on her winning entry to the Institution's Engineering and Architecture Prize 2013, Michelle Hicks explains how a professional training placement working on the redevelopment of London Bridge station sparked her interest in the station's historic quadripartite vaults.
Authors from Expedition Engineering describe the transformation of the Institution's new headquarters at Bastwick Street, London, from a 1960s office building to a modern, functional space with a dramatic double-height atrium that showcases the profession through its in situ concrete wall, bridge and contemporary interpretation of a cantilever staircase.
In this two-part article with a difference, Sean Brady looks further afield to explore how ‘expertise bias’ may cloud our judgement.
The sixth part of our series from insurance broker Griffiths & Armour focuses on problematic projects and clients.
Within the construction industry, the most significant respiratory risk after asbestos is presented by exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS). As well as raising awareness of the long-latency ill-health risk associated with RCS, the HSE also encourages the correct use of effective control measures to minimise the risk.
Technology company 3M explains the steps employers should take to assess and reduce the risk of hearing loss at work.
In this article, we summarise the latest CROSS newsletter from Structural-Safety.
This article looks at some aspects of floor loading and how its application has changed for the better. It encourages a careful consideration of loadings to avoid unnecessary and irreversible loss of fabric through the application of significant strengthening schemes, cutting away existing historic framing.
The design of concrete slabs and beams is not generally affected by fire design requirements. However, these can be a governing factor in the sizing of columns, particularly in multi-storey buildings. This article therefore concentrates on the guidance given in Eurocode 2 on the sizing of concrete columns for different fire resistance periods.
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
From Pink Floyd to the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies, design studio Atelier One has carved a niche providing engineering for events, alongside experimental buildings and modern art. Jackie Whitelaw talks to the structural engineers who head the team – Neil Thomas and Aran Chadwick.
If you aren’t worried, you haven’t been paying attention! Alasdair Beal dissects the CDM 2015 Regulations and highlights potential problems for structural engineers.