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The Structural Engineer

All the articles from the September 2017 issue.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – Various

Price – £25

The Structural Engineer

Makatote viaduct is a steel rail viaduct located on the North Island of New Zealand. It is the third-tallest railway viaduct in the country (79m high and 262m long), and holds significant heritage value due to its elegance and the technology used at the time of construction circa 1908. The viaduct had begun to suffer from deterioration of its 50-year-old coating, resulting in corrosion which subsequently led to section losses of steel elements.

In addition to the refurbishment work required, New Zealand Railways (KiwiRail) wished to upgrade the viaduct to meet future load requirements. The viaduct was refurbished and strengthened under an ‘early contractor involvement’ procurement method. This paper describes the journey the design team took from onset to completion of the project in November 2016.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – S. Shanmuganathan (Holmes Consulting) and P. Ruodong (BG&E)

Price – £9

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In the latest note in this series, Jane Entwistle explains what ethical standards members are expected to uphold and introduces guidance provided by the Institution on this topic.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – J. Entwistle

Price – £9

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Tony Harris and Mariapia Angelino of WSP explain some of the key technical issues around PAS 8812 – the new guide to temporary works design to European standards. This article aims to promote a shared understanding between designers of both permanent and temporary works.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – A. Harris and M. Angelino (WSP)

Price – Free

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Sean Brady recounts the tale of the Comet jet airliner crashes of the 1950s and explains how the trailblazing accident investigation revealed a failure of imagination that holds lessons for all engineers.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – S. Brady

Price – £9

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Note 64 in this series introduced the topic of risk assessment. Such assessments are often required in support of design and site execution. In recent years, the inevitability of ‘risk’ has become widely accepted and much thought has gone into understanding how risks arise and how they can be mitigated.

Note 64 focused on hazards, but to complete an assessment, it is necessary to consider the probability of the identified hazards occurring.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

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

Price – £9

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In this article, we summarise CROSS newsletter No. 47 from Structural-Safety.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – A. Soane

Price – £9

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Alastair Hughes makes a case for revision of the Eurocodes to harmonise the load factors for permanent and variable actions, or dead and live loads.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – A. Hughes

Price – £9

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Balazs Trojak challenges BIM refuseniks to dip their toe in the water and explore its benefits, or risk irrelevance in an increasingly digital future.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – B. Trojak (Paraforms)

Price – £9

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This comprehensive work will be essential reading for anyone researching or undertaking a major study in the area, concludes Paul Jackson, with the sections on restraint-induced cracking likely to be of most interest to designers.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – P. Jackson

Price – Free

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This is a useful book giving insights into special horizontal loadings on building structures, suitable structural resistance systems and current US design office practice, says John Lyness.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – J. Lyness

Price – Free

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This month's letters scrutinise the President's views on site supervision, raise some interesting questions in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of BIM, as well as commenting on concrete design to the Eurocodes and British Standards, fracking and various other topics.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – Various

Price – £9

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Upcoming events at Institution HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – Various

Price – Free

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The latest issue of Structures, Volume 11 (August 2017), has recently been published. Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leroy Gardner, has selected three highlights.

The first paper, by Burgoyne and Mitchell, has also been nominated as the ‘Editor’s choice’ and will be available free of charge to all readers for six months.

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 September 2017

Author – Various

Price – Free

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This month, Hugh Morrison MIStructE poses a question on bending and deflection for a steel floor beam.

Publish Date - 1st September 2017

Author – H. Morrison

Price – £9