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All the articles from the November/December 2018 issue - a Structural Awards 2018 special.
Publish Date - 19 November 2018
Institution CEO Martin Powell provides an update on the development of the Institution and the changes that have taken place in the last 10 months.
On 23 February 2018, The Institution of Structural Engineers held a Council workshop at HQ in London devoted to the future of the structural engineering profession. The workshop was organised and delivered by Arup’s Foresight team in collaboration with the Institution.
This report summarises the workshop, giving an overview of the key topics of discussions, findings and priorities.
In this article, Charlotte Murphy, winner of the Institution’s Pai Lin Li Travel Award 2017, discusses her
research into joining techniques for precast concrete bridge deck components in the USA, and considers what lessons could be applied in the UK to facilitate the use of off-site manufacturing.
This article describes the technical and engineering challenges of delivering a floating steel-and-timber tree-like canopy, using a fusion of traditional design methods and the very latest digital modelling technologies.
A special section showcasing the winners and commended entries from the Structural Awards 2018.
Michael Greenhalgh discusses the types of client a UK-based structural engineer may encounter, and considers the expectations they may have for the service to be provided.
In this article, we summarise CROSS newsletter No. 52 from Structural-Safety.
This newsletter includes reports demonstrating deficiencies and near-misses on projects large and small. The bearings on a major new bridge have caused concern. A support post for a street sign fractured, sadly causing a fatality.
There have been several reported collapses, and a grey area has been identified whereby walls were removed in a multistorey building without permission having been obtained.
As a variation on our usual theme, a success story demonstrating good engineering practice is also included.
Stephen Hargreaves concludes this mini-series by discussing the kinds of contractual risk that engineering businesses may face.
This month's letters offer a defence of the Eurocodes and debate the answer to the September 2018 'And finally...' brainteaser.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Bob Treadwell of Waterman Infrastructure & Environment Ltd. Bob receives an e-book of his choice from the Institution’s current catalogue.