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The Structural Engineer

All the articles from the February 2019 issue.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – Various

Price – £25

The Structural Engineer

Our future as structural engineers is likely to be very exciting as society grapples with some of humanity’s most pressing needs: the effects of climate change, migration, increasing urbanisation and automation; infrastructure deficits in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world; the impact of robotics; and the ongoing quest for the development and use of new materials are some of the issues to be confronted by our membership.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – J. Kindregan

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This article from Structural-Safety summarises the latest SCOSS Alert addressing effects of scale.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – Structural-Safety

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

In this article, we highlight a report from CROSS newsletter No. 53, on the lack of method statements on domestic projects.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – Structural-Safety

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

The equipment and processes used in laboratories often work at very fine levels of detail and can be very sensitive to vibration. This article discusses the main vibration issues that confront structural engineers, and explains how they can be addressed.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – N. Simpson, J. Hargreaves and R. Harrison (all Ove Arup & Partners)

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

One of Will Arnold’s highlights after being named Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year was judging the Structural Awards. But he had to do that from Rwanda, as he explained to Jackie Whitelaw.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – J. Whitelaw

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

Professor David Blockley responds to a recent Viewpoint, arguing that changing public perceptions of engineering, to better understand its value, will be key to attracting tomorrow’s generation of structural engineers.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – D. Blockley

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This month's letters continue the debate on partial factors in the Eurocodes, introducing a new question of the reliability of product testing; respond to contrasting points of view in the January issue on creativity and collaboration in design; and take issue with the idea of encouraging gender balance in the engineering profession.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – Various

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Although not a legal ‘handbook’, this book provides essential guidance to construction professionals on the principles governing professional negligence, concludes Ian Wright.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – I. Wright

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

Dr Um Leong Tay finds this to be an excellent introductory textbook for those new to the design of tall buildings, albeit one which could have been improved by closer attention to detail and a greater focus on conceptual aspects of design and simplified rules of thumb.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – U. L. Tay

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – Various

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

Rob Thomas highlights books in the Library collection that give an introduction to first principles of structural behaviour and provide guidance on developing a conceptual design.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – R. Thomas

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

In this section we shine a spotlight on papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers.

This month, Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leroy Gardner, presents a featured article on 'Finite Element Modeling and design of Single Angle Member Under Bi-axial Bending'.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – Various

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch of Daly's Bridge by John Gamble, a Design Engineer for RPS in Ireland. John receives an e-book of his choice from the Institution’s current catalogue.

Publish Date - 1st February 2019

Author – R. Slade

Price – £9