All the articles from the April 2018 issue of The Structural Engineer.
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.
This paper presents a detailed description of the structural design of the Leadenhall Building in London, a 224m high commercial office tower built by Laing O'Rourke for British Land and Oxford Properties.
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.
This article addresses slab design when designing steel-framed buildings with precast concrete floors.
Jackie Whitelaw interviews Russian engineer Gennady Vasilchenko-Malishev who 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.
'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.
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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.
This article provides a brief introduction to help you make the most of the new Institution library homepage.
This month we present another question from the Institution's Structural Behaviour Course, looking at bending moment diagrams in a portal frame.