1 June 2018
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Designing deep basements for buildings in historic city-centre locations is always a challenging proposition. The Exhibition Road Quarter project at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London – providing a new entrance, courtyard and purpose-built gallery for temporary exhibitions – was no exception. This article discusses the key structural engineering challenges of the project.
Pete Walker welcomes this new introduction to CLT construction for designers, although notes that structural engineers may be disappointed by the lack of detailed design guidance.
Marelize Visser is managing to combine running her own successful South African consultancy with a growing role in the Institution. Doing one without the other would not have been an option. Interview by Jackie Whitelaw.