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The Structural Engineer

All articles published in the September 2015 issue.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – Various

Price – £25

The Structural Engineer

Past President of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Michael Dickson, concludes his review of the inspirational career of the German architect, Frei Otto. In this second part, Dickson discusses Otto’s later work – particularly projects in the Middle East and designs with low embodied carbon.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – M. Dickson (BuroHappold)

Price – £9

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This article presents the design and construction of an unusual project. The HIVE is a building designed to act as the support framework for research into minimising the environmental impact of the built environment.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – M. Lawrence (University of Bath), T. Mander (Integral Engineering Design), J. Norman (Integral Engineering Design) & E. Walkden (Project Manager, the HIVE)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This month’s article from insurance broker Griffiths & Armour highlights the risks posed by strict liability provisions within contracts.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – Griffiths & Armour

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Sean Brady explores how the lessons of the 2014 Virgin Galactic crash are pertinent to all design engineers, irrespective of discipline.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – S. Brady (Brady Heywood)

Price – £9

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According to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, the standards of health and safety on site are not dictated solely by the contractor. This article discusses some ways in which clients can influence health and safety standards.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This article summarises the latest CROSS newsletter from Structural-Safety, including a report on serious concerns regarding an old fibrous plaster ceiling.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – A. Soane (Structural-Safety)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This article continues from the previous instalment in the series, and aims to guide engineers in assessing the extent of corrosion of steel frames and in selecting appropriate treatment methods.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – M.D. Beare (AKS Ward-Lister Beare Consulting Engineers)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

The ‘Wood and Armer’ equations are well established as a means of accounting for torsional moments in bridge slabs. In this article, a potential source of misinterpretation of the original equations is identified and corrected. The misinterpretation is shown not to have significant implications for design, but may be of consequence where the Wood and Armer equations have been used for assessment. A number of other inconsistencies are identified and a revised set of equations is proposed.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – Eugene J. OBrien (University College Dublin), and Dermot O’Dwyer (Trinity College Dublin)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

In Timber Engineering Notebook (TEN) No. 21, the engineered wood product known as cross-laminated timber (CLT) was introduced. This latest article in the TEN series provides a more detailed introduction to the applications and use of CLT as a structural timber product, including structural benefits and benefits to the construction process.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – Structural Timber Association

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

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

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – Various

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

We have Fairtrade foods, why not ‘fair-trade’ construction materials, or even fair-trade construction contracts? asks Pete Gates in an article discussing the wider impact of our actions as engineers, and considering the advantages of quantifying and measuring our impact.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – P. Gates

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

David Edwards argues that the serviceability limit state for runway beams should be considered to be slope, not deflection, meaning that current limitations are overly conservative in most cases.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – D.Edwards

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

John Parker finds this collection of papers to be something of a mixed bag, with some very useful and well set out, but others less so. Overall, though, he concludes that it would make a good addition to the library of any engineer designing high-rise buildings.

Publish Date - 1st September 2015

Author – J. Parker (WSP)

Price – Free