Added to basket

Contents page

The Structural Engineer

All the articles published in the July 2016 issue.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – Various

Price – £25

The Structural Engineer

Congratulations to the winners of awards at the Institution’s annual People and Papers event, which celebrates the best papers published in The Structural Engineer, excellence in education, achievements by young engineers, and those members who have given outstanding service to the Institution.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – The Institution of Structural Engineers

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

In this highly personal address, 2016 Institution Gold Medallist, Robert Halvorson, describes how his long relationship with structural engineering practice and with the UK began with Sherlock Holmes.

Halvorson explains how, in many ways, his career has been guided, for better or for worse, by how Holmes conducted his consulting practice. His detective practice involved many of the same issues that engineers face: his work required technical knowledge; he had clients of all sorts to deal with; he worked with intransigent public officials; he had to use his skills to investigate unknowns and arrive at logical conclusions; and so on.

Halvorson shares some of the little bits of wisdom that others – colleagues, friends and, of course, Holmes himself – have shared with him over the years.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – Robert A. Halvorson

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

The Institution of Structural Engineers' Kenneth Severn Award is an annual essay competition for young engineers under the age of 28 in which the question is set by the President. In this essay, 2016 winner Robert Jackson sets out a checklist of eight items that structural engineers should consider in order to embed sustainability into their designs.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – R. Jackson (Fast + Epp)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

As part of the Northern Hub project to improve rail travel in the North of England, Network Rail is building a new section of railway in Manchester. The Ordsall Chord will provide a direct link between the city's Piccadilly and Victoria stations, which will allow trains arriving from the east to reach Manchester Airport without congesting Piccadilly. The new link will require the construction of 330m of elevated railway viaduct. The viaduct will deviate from the mainline alongside Grade I and II listed structures, crossing the River Irwell and a dual carriageway to merge into existing lines.

The challenges posed by designing such an ambitious project in a city location led to a myriad of structural options being considered. The selected option for the River Irwell span was an 89m single-span network arch bridge. On completion, the bridge will not only be the first network arch bridge in the UK, but also the second-longest in the world to carry twin heavy-rail tracks.

This article gives an overview of the initial design processes that led to the proposition, recommendation and selection of the network arch-type bridge for this particular span within the overall system.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – P. McCarron and I. Crook (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

The series from Griffiths & Armour now examines the effect that claimants' costs can have when defending a professional indemnity claim.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – Griffiths & Armour

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Sean Brady examines the remarkable engineering works that may have underpinned the Hanging Garden of Babylon - one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – S. Brady (Brady Heywood)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

All designers need to take account of all actions (loads) that may foreseeably be applied to a structure over its intended design life. In doing so, they should account for the risk of each load case being exceeded. This is implicitly built into design codes, with material and load factors of safety, and explicitly required in the English Building Regulations for Class 3 structures in respect of disproportionate collapse.

But what constitutes something reasonably foreseeable? Mostly, engineers have to learn this from experience and that learning process ought to include keeping up to date with publicised events describing things that have gone wrong. Certain hazards relate only to particular structures and a risk assessment should be appropriate. Risk assessments should always consider the potential for human error along with the consequences.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

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

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Dematerialisation – or the efficient utilisation of materials to achieve a specified product performance – is the structural engineer's weapon in the battle against global warming, explains Tendayi Munyebvu in this call to action.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – T. Munyebvu (CH2M Hill)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This updated book will be of great value to anyone interested in structural fire engineering, particularly those using the Eurocodes for that purpose, concludes Roger Plank.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – R. Plank (Vulcan Solutions)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Michael Bussell enjoys this authoritative and generously illustrated account of the world’s first iron-framed building and hopes that it will help secure the future of this historic structure.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – M. Bussell

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This informative book is a worthwhile read for engineers new to Building Information Modelling, its use and protocols, concludes Paul Perry, but less so for those with experience of complex, BIM-orientated projects.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – P. Perry (Donaldson Associates)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This month's letters reflect on the EU referendum and lament the insatiable desire for change; look at how engineers are portrayed in France; and question whether engineering is still a rewarding profession today.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – Various

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Upcoming events at HQ and from around the regional groups.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – Various

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

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

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – Various

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

This month we bring you another question from the Institution’s Structural Behaviour Course. The topic is indeterminate bending moment diagrams. Answers will be published in the August issue.

Publish Date - 1st July 2016

Author – The Institution of Structural Engineers

Price – £9