Author: J. Whitelaw
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.
Russian engineer Gennady Vasilchenko-Malishev 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. Interview by Jackie Whitelaw.