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