Author: J. Whitelaw
1 June 2018
First published: 1 June 2018
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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.
Alastair Hughes calls for the simplification of Eurocode 0's combination rule in the name of a clear, simple, safe design approach.
Hanif Kara is a world-class structural engineer who is more appreciated by those outside his profession than those within it; or that, at least, is how he feels. Jackie Whitelaw talks to a man who wonders if he is too different to be embraced by the establishment.