Author: J. Whitelaw
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.
Irish engineer Victoria Janssens has recently applied her talents in Hong Kong on the Zaha Hadid-designed hotel tower at the City of Dreams, Macau, and on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta – all thanks to a decision to risk working overseas. She talks to Jackie Whitelaw.