Author: J. Whitelaw
1 August 2017
Topics discussed this month range from the risk in misusing software, a final word on buttress stability, seismic proofing and the danger of fracking, and having expert advice available 24-7 for when disasters strike.
Neil Thompson of Digital Built Britain considers the possibility of treating building materials as financial instruments – with their value ensuring they are recirculated through the economy after demolition or refurbishment.
MIT professor Caitlin Mueller gave the keynote presentation at the IStructE Digital Design and Computation conference in May 2021. Here, she tells Jackie Whitelaw how computer tools she’s developing will help structural engineers design for zero carbon