Author: K. Navaratnarajah (Mott MacDonald)
1 April 2016
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K. Navaratnarajah (Mott MacDonald)
Stakeholders and clients fresh to the subject can struggle to assess the criticality of their asset and set appropriate design requirements for extreme events such as an earthquake, flood, extended fire and explosion, without understanding the subtleties of designing for resilience. Neglecting to engage with this at project inception, before design requirements are determined and procurement is initiated, can lead to unrealistic or caveated tender returns and ultimately fail to achieve a resilient infrastructure solution.
This month we bring you a question from the Institution’s new Structural Behaviour Course. The topic is trusses. Answers will be published in the May issue.
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
Members who do not have access to the IHS Construction Information Service or are looking for earlier versions of documents are reminded that the Institution Library holds an extensive collection of current and past technical guidance reports published by such bodies as the BDA, BRE (formerly BRS), CIRIA (formerly CERC and CERA), The Concrete Centre, The Concrete Society, SCI (formerly Constrado) and TRADA (formerly TDA).