Author: F. McCormick (BuroHappold, Bath, UK) and A. Pottinger (BuroHappold, Bath, UK)
1 November 2016
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F. McCormick (BuroHappold, Bath, UK) and A. Pottinger (BuroHappold, Bath, UK)
This paper describes the structural engineering design for the South Stand expansion, which was led by BuroHappold Engineering. The main structural engineering challenges centred on the development of a new design allowing alterations to an existing clad cable-net roof. Constraints imposed by the existing structure included its complex geometry, complex roof typology, existing underground structures and site constraints. These design challenges were further complicated by a request from the club to provide continued rain protection over the existing stand throughout the season, coupled with the overall demands of a fast programme.
Part 2 of this article, to be published in December, will describe the construction activities, which were led by Laing O’Rourke and Severfield Watson.
This month we bring you another question from the Institution’s Structural Behaviour Course. The topic is trusses. The answer will be published in December.
The Institution’s E-library was launched in June this year, for the first time offering members worldwide a Library service regardless of their location or the time of day. The intention in the first year was to build up a collection of titles that any structural engineer might expect to have in their own library. Our aim is to cater for all members’ needs, whether they be preparing for the Chartered Membership Examination or further on in their career and undertaking more detailed design and analysis work. So, what exactly can members expect to find in the E-library? The collection consists entirely of textbooks – rather than report-type publications such as those published by BRE, CIRIA, The Concrete Society, SCI, TRADA, etc. – and does not include standards or any of the Institution’s own suite of publications, which can now also be purchased as PDFs from the Institution bookshop. The initial collection consists of over 90 titles and is growing continuously, with suggestions from members welcomed. Send your suggestions or feedback to: [email protected]
In this section we shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers. Structures is a collaboration between the Institution and Elsevier, publishing internationally-leading research across the full breadth of structural engineering which will benefi t from wide readership by academics and practitioners. Access to Structures is free to Institution members (excluding Student members) as one of their membership benefits, with access provided via the “My account” section of the Institution website. The journal is available online at: www.structuresjournal.org