All the articles from the October 2019 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 2 October 2019
Amy Brander, winner of the Institution’s Pai Lin Li Travel Award in 2018, discusses her research into the WELL Building Standard and the potential to design buildings that prioritise the health and wellbeing of their occupants.
Matt Byatt offers advice on how to intervene successfully when witnessing an unsafe act or procedure.
Tim Ibell introduces the Institution’s new Certificate in Structural Behaviour and explains the value of being able to demonstrate one’s understanding.
This article describes the use of structural optimisation at the conceptual design stage to identify materially efficient solutions that incorporate buildability considerations.
This article describes the design of the world’s first sprayed-net, hyperboloid, lattice ice structure, by a team from the University of Cambridge, for the Harbin Institute of Technology’s International Ice and Snow Innovation Construction Competition in 2018.
Fiona Cobb has surprised herself throughout her career, from going to university to be an engineer, to working for a top London consultant, to writing a book that’s in the Science Museum. Her latest adventure is to start her own practice.
The Institution’s Digital Workflows and Computational Design Panel calls for a rethink of what computational design offers the industry for more sustainable design.
This month's letters discuss building safety regulations; lateral stability; the snow protection tunnel on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway; safety factors for overturning; and recent articles on Alistair Day and Pier Luigi Nervi.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
From each issue of Structures, the Editor-in-Chief (or Guest Editor) selects an outstanding paper which is made available free of charge for six months. Here, we highlight the three latest Featured Articles.
This month’s question from Ben Clayton was inspired by the design of the core lintels for a project in Bristol.