All the articles from the April 2018 issue.
Publish Date ‐ 1 April 2018
The Institution acknowledges those members who marked a significant anniversary as either a Chartered Structural Engineer or Incorporated Structural Engineer during the course of 2017.
The Leadenhall Building is a 224m high commercial office tower in the City of London, commonly known as the ‘Cheesegrater’ because of its distinctive wedge-shaped profile and steel diagrid structure. This paper presents a description of the structural design, with a focus on some of the more unusual engineering solutions.
Kathryn Bistacchi and Kirsty Forman discuss best practice when using social media for business, sharing a plan for how to get started, practical tips and advice on measuring success.
In the UK, steel-framed buildings with precast concrete floors are a common form of multistorey building. Such structures may be used for car parking, for commercial, retail or residential property developments, and for public buildings, such as schools and hospitals. This hybrid form of construction has many benefits, including the provision of an early, secure and broad platform from which subsequent site activities can be undertaken.
This article is the first in a series of three addressing aspects of designing steel-framed buildings with precast concrete floors. The first article describes aspects of the slab design of precast prestressed concrete planks which will be installed in a steel frame.
Russian engineer Gennady Vasilchenko-Malishev grew up surrounded by scientists looking to break boundaries. What he learned from that experience has informed his career as one of the world’s leading experts in structural glass design. Interview by Jackie Whitelaw.
'Well worth the read’, says Michael Dickson of this accessible, well-illustrated book on both the fundamentals and greater complexities of structural performance.
Alasdair Beal finds this manual useful for those keen to understand the background to Eurocode 3, but unsuitable for engineers seeking practical guidance on connection design.
This month's letters express concern about a trend to omit geotechnical investigations on domestic basement projects; continue the debate about the magazine's brainteasers; and laud a recent initiative to promote the profession to young people through YouTube videos.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
This month we present the shortlisted papers for the 2018 Structures prizes - for Best Research Paper and Best Research into Practice paper. The winners of each paper will be unveiled at the Institution's People and Papers Awards ceremony in June.
Access to Structures is free to Institution members (excluding Student members) as one of their membership benefits, with access provided via the ‘My account’ section of the Institution website. The journal is available online at: www.structuresjournal.org
The Institution has recently invested in an upgrade to the Library catalogue, moving to a new dedicated server designed to provide a faster and more reliable service. The catalogue lists all publications held at Institution HQ and in the E-library. It is freely available 24/7 at https://istructe.cirqahosting.com. As part of the upgrade, some more user-friendly features, including book covers, have been introduced.
This article provides a brief introduction to help you make the most of the new homepage.
This month we present another question from the Institution’s Structural Behaviour Course, looking at bending moment diagrams in a portal frame.