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The Structural Engineer

All the articles from the March 2019 issue.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – Various

Price – £25

The Structural Engineer

We received a fantastic response to The Structural Engineer reader survey in 2018, with 1730 of you taking the time to complete it. The spread of respondents was a good reflection of the Institution’s membership: 60% were based in the UK and 40% outside the UK; the largest categories were Chartered Members (30%), Graduate Members (30%) and Student Members (16%). Here’s what you told us…

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – Institution of Structural Engineers

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

This paper concludes a two-part introduction to bridge design for structural engineers. Together, the two parts identify nine major issues relating to bridges, of which structural engineers more familiar with building design should be aware.

Part 1 (published in January 2019) addressed construction, aesthetics, value, environment and loads. Part 2 now considers materials, structural elements, structural effects and detailing.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – S. Bourne

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

Andy Yates provides an introduction to construction standards. While the article focuses on British Standards in the UK, the principles discussed are applicable to any jurisdiction.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – A. Yates

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

A significant-sized opening in a masonry wall will always require a lintel to bridge over it. This note offers advice on the different types of lintel that are available, their detailing requirements and their design.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – C. O'Regan (AECOM)

Price – £0/£9

The Structural Engineer

In response to a Viewpoint in the January issue, Bill Harvey makes a case that design can only be taught successfully if underpinned by design practice.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – B. Harvey

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This month's letters focus primarily on the question of gender balance in engineering, with many readers angered by a view expressed in the February issue. Other topics include design-and-build contracts, design of gantry girders to the Eurocodes, scale effects, and a warning about overestimating the accuracy of analyses.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – Various

Price – £9

The Structural Engineer

This seminal textbook is an essential – and highly enjoyable – read for any structural engineer involved with the design of shell structures, concludes Tim Ibell.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – T. Ibell

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

Gareth Evans finds this to be an informative text on structural health monitoring – a subject that will become increasingly important to structural engineers in the future.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – G. Evans

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – Various

Price – Free

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 we highlight articles that have recently been made available online.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – Various

Price – Free

The Structural Engineer

This month's contribution comes from Sandra Peña Pérez and concerns horizontal reactions in a beam subjected to an axial load.

Publish Date - 1 March 2019

Author – S. Peña Pérez

Price – £9