2 July 2018
This month we present a reader contribution from Ewan Macpherson on shear forces.
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.
I am pleased to have been asked to contribute a foreword to this timely publication. As work on the Crossrail programme comes to a conclusion and we pass the baton of largest infrastructure project in Europe to High Speed 2, this is a valuable collection of insights into the design and construction process for the structural elements of the programme. Crossrail has always been committed to sharing lessons learned, embodied most effectively in our Learning Legacy initiative, through which we have published many examples of insight and good practice on a dedicated website.