Author: A. Hughes
1st June 2018
First published: 1st June 2018
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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.
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.
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.