1 April 2018
Standard: £9 + VAT
An IStructE account gives you access to a world of knowledge. Create a profile to receive details of our unique range of resources, events and training.
Added to basket
All the articles from the April 2018 issue.
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.
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.