All the articles from the November/December 2017 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 20 November 2017
Jacob Borchers explores how engineers can find solutions to build seismic-resistant schools in Nepal.
Following October's article on risk and professional indemnity insurance, Mick Buck examines the types of claims that engineers may face and how these can be mitigated.
This note addresses the design of solid and glulam timber elements that are unrestrained against lateral torsional buckling, explaining how such beams are analysed and designed.
Congratulations to all this year's winning and commended entries for the Structural Awards 2017! Read all about them in this special Awards section.
This article focuses on the use of proprietary equipment for the support of fresh concrete to horizontal surfaces. The principles and methods described are broadly applicable to all falsework.
Malcolm Turpin takes issue with the view that the structural engineering and construction sector is the ‘poor man’ of innovation, arguing that change is largely effected through an evolutionary approach of incremental steps.
This month's letters discuss 3D printing and its future in construction, defining 'risk', British Standards versus Eurocodes, fire regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, professional scrutiny on site, load factors, and the merits of the now-defunct Institution Yearbook.
Iain MacLeod is impressed by this book discussing the latest developments in equilibrium models, which will prove invaluable to postgraduate students, researchers and industrial practitioners alike.
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This month, we present an impact statement on 'Prestressing in Coventry Cathedral' - a paper by Chris Burgoyne and Owen Mitchell.
This month's winner is Alasdair Massie of Peter Brett Associates, who receives an e-book of his choice from the Institution’s current catalogue. Alasdair's sketches reproduced here illustrate how part of a chimney might be removed and re-supported.