Author: C. Silva (CSI Britain) and A. Calabrese (California State University)
1 March 2018
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C. Silva (CSI Britain) and A. Calabrese (California State University)
The aim of this article is to help structural engineers follow the paradigm shift in seismic engineering from the definition of prescriptive procedures to procedures based on achieving predictable performance levels. The shift will be from the overall load-reduction approach, on which the experience of many structural engineers is based, to the damage-versus-deformation approach, reflected in current approaches to PBSD.
This note describes the method by which bored piles are designed using current UK codes of practice. It explains how to interpret soil conditions and design piles to match what has been discovered following a site investigation.
Roger Ridsdill Smith leads the Structural Group at Foster + Partners. In this paper, he proposes a Manifesto for Structural Design in which he sets out the four points that he considers to be essential to the design process of the group. These four points are illustrated through projects that the group has designed and delivered over the seven years since its inception. The paper is based on Roger’s 2017 Milne Medal lecture and a presentation on creativity and collaboration that he delivered at the Bath IABSE Conference in April 2017.
All the articles from the March 2018 issue.