18 November 2019
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.
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.
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'.