All the articles published in the January 2017 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 3 January 2017
Norman Train introduces Business Practice Notes, a new series produced by the Business Practice and Regulatory Control Committee to encourage best practice and highlight areas of unacceptable practice in structural engineering.
2016 President of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Alan Crossman, provides a summary of the many and varied trips and visits he has made during his tenure as president, and the people he has met both in the UK and abroad.
This article introduces a framework describing the impacts of innovation in construction and explores how risk and uncertainty from innovation was managed in a case study from Greece.
In the first note in this series, Norman Train stresses the importance of making clear from the outset what an engineer will – and will not – do in return for their fee.
Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, describes common reasons for temporary works failures, illustrating the risks with a number of examples.
This article covers some of the most prevalent hazards linked to fixing reinforcement, one of the most basic tasks in construction.
Penny Taylor provides a brief guide to help readers get to grips with fundamental aspects of company finance.
This article discusses some of the design issues and preconceptions related to backpropping, and gives worked examples.
In response to a challenge set by Hugh Morrison (Verulam, September 2016), David Knight and Owen Mitchell of the Institution's Young Members' Panel peer into the future to imagine themselves as a 'structural engineer' at work in 2050.
Globetrotting engineer, Joe White, draws on his personal experience to make a case for seismic design education to be given a place in the UK structural engineering undergraduate curriculum.
Sonja Abhyankar finds this to be a solid, concise and well-structured introduction to structural dynamics, which will be of use to both undergraduate students and practising engineers new to this complex subject.
Box-girder bridge collapses, Brexit and the Eurocodes, the future of structural engineering and professional indemnity insurance are a few of the topics inspiring readers to write in this month.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the regional groups.
In this section we shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
This month's question has been provided by Tan Tian Wee MIStructE.