All the articles from the November/December 2019 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 18 November 2019
Tony Jones summarises the key recommendations for reform of the building safety regulatory system in the UK, and explores the impact these may have on structural engineers.
Rob Paul advises readers how to understand the commercial risk attached to a project and discusses steps that can be taken to mitigate this risk.
This article highlights a report from CROSS newsletter 56 on rotting of CLT panels.
A specialist contractor design item that is usually outside the responsibility of the structural engineer. However, in order to assess a truss design, the engineer needs to understand the theory underpinning it.
Presenting the winners and commended projects in The Structural Awards 2019.
The structural engineering design of Manhattan Loft Gardens combined a high level of advanced analysis with a special focus on simplicity and constructability.
Richard Lankshear explores ways in which structural engineers are uniquely equipped to help tackle the UK’s housing shortage.
Nick von Behr enjoys this well-illustrated new history of Tower Bridge, covering its construction and life in operation, which will appeal to a broad general audience.
This jokey-styled book relating the history of Tower Bridge is most appealing in its illustrations, which offer both delight and technical interest, finds Angus Low.
This month's letters consider the restoration of Notre-Dame cathedral, the rising cost of insurance cover for engineers, subsidence terminology in insurance reports, lateral stability and other topics.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
Highlighting two papers in Structures: one on 'Fatigue design of selected details in steel bridges' and a second on 'Steel concrete composite systems for modular construction of high-rise buildings'.
Rob Wiesner's sketch demonstrates the direction of load paths and how the reinforced concrete core walls transfer at the lower levels of 1 Undershaft in London.