2 July 2018
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This month we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Structures prizes. Congratulations to Andrew Liew, Leroy Gardner and Philippe Block on winning the ‘Best Research Paper Prize’ for their paper on ‘Moment-Curvature-Thrust Relationships for Beam-Columns’ published in Volume 11, August 2017. We also congratulate Chris Burgoyne and Owen Mitchell on winning the ‘Best Research into Practice Paper Prize’ for their paper on ‘Prestressing in Coventry Cathedral’ published in Volume 11, August 2017. Both papers will be free to read until 7 September 2018. The annual Structures prizes are judged by The Institution of Structural Engineers Research Panel and supported by Elsevier. Each prize carries an award of £500.
This month we present a reader contribution from Ewan Macpherson on shear forces.
The St Giles Circus project involves the £150M redevelopment of a central London site adjacent to Tottenham Court Road Station. The structural and civil engineering design was undertaken by Engenuiti, with geotechnical advice from Donaldson Associates. The development includes leisure, retail, commercial, residential accommodation and a boutique hotel. Above ground, the building incorporates an immersive multimedia urban gallery hung from two-storey steel trusses cantilevered over Tottenham Court Road Station. Below ground, a 2000-person basement venue for live music and events is being built 6m above the eastbound Elizabeth line tunnel, adjacent to the London Underground Northern line platform tunnels and above the inclined cut-and-cover concrete box housing the escalators that provide public access to the Northern line.