2 January 2018
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The first edition of this book, authored only by Prof. Buchanan, was published in 2002. It was the first comprehensive publication in the field of structural fire engineering and a key reference for international undergraduate/postgraduate courses in this area. The field of structural fire engineering is rapidly evolving and there have been a number of developments since 2001 – notably the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in New York and subsequent research on the structural fire response of complex structures, and the rally in innovation of structural forms, construction methods and materials (modular construction, high-strength materials, etc). In this second edition, Prof. Buchanan was joined by Dr Abu and the authors tried to fill some of these gaps.
Enquiries received in the Library on fire engineering can be categorised broadly into six headings. * Fire properties and performance of materials * Fire-resistant design *Fire management * Fire damage assessment and repair * Standards * Case studies This article lists a selection of what the Library has on these subjects and the most frequently requested items.
In this section we shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers. This month, we preview the latest issue (Volume 12), with Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leroy Gardner, selecting three highlights from the issue.