Author: J. Whitelaw
1 February 2019
First published: 1 February 2019
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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.
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.
Craig Beresford has had a very successful career in the high-pressure world of property and he’s done it by recognising the value of getting on with people and enjoying their company. Jackie Whitelaw went to meet the friendly man who is managing director of structures for Waterman and chief operating officer of its property business.