19th November 2018
First published: 19th November 2018
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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.
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.
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.