Author: S. Bourne
1st March 2019
First published: 1st March 2019
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Part 1 (published in January 2019) addressed construction, aesthetics, value, environment and loads.
Part 2 now considers materials, structural elements, structural effects and detailing.
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.
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.
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…