Author: J. Whitelaw
1 June 2018
Alastair Hughes calls for the simplification of Eurocode 0's combination rule in the name of a clear, simple, safe design approach.
This month's letters detail the use of invisible connections in the Leadenhall Building, offer more thoughts on innovation in engineering, make the case for retaining historical building control records, discuss site investigations for basement projects and the strut-and-tie method for concrete detailing, seek advice on water entrapment in hollowcore concrete floors, and ask whether modern codes are overcomplicating design.
Four thirty-somethings are just over one year into life as the Simple Works structural practice. Jackie Whitelaw talked to two of the founders, Sinead Conneely and Laura Hannigan, about branching out on their own, and shaping the future.