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All the articles from the July 2019 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date - 1 July 2019
CEO Martin Powell discusses the Institution's response to a consultation issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on reform of the UK building safety regulatory system following the Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017.
The Institution’s People and Papers Awards 2019 were presented at a ceremony held at BMA House in London on Wednesday 12 June.
In this second part of our biographical look at Alistair Day and the technique of dynamic relaxation, we review some of the exceptionally innovative and structurally demanding projects to have made use of the method.
This paper discusses the design and construction of this award-winning building, including the constraints imposed by an inner-city site of archaeological interest, the requirements associated with specialist medical equipment, and the incorporation of extensive off-site construction methods into the structural design.
Stephen Gregson stresses the importance of clearly defining responsibilities and interfaces when designing building facades.
Alastair Soane summarises the UK government’s proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system, which are open for consultation until 31 July 2019.
Structural-Safety calls on the engineering community to respond to key questions in the UK government’s post-Hackitt safety consultation.
Following the recent fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, Professor Jacques Heyman discusses the construction of the cathedral and considers some of the questions that will arise in agreeing an approach to repair.
This month's letters continue the discussion around subsidence and settlement; call on structural engineers to declare a climate emergency; discuss the origins of the 120-year design life for bridges; and offer more thoughts on safety factors.
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This month we are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Structures prizes, which were presented at the Institution's People and Papers Awards held in June.
This month’s question from Mounir Matta MIStructE concerns bending moments in a structural framing system.