All the articles from the August 2019 issue of The Structural Engineer
Publish Date ‐ 1 August 2019
Jo da Silva and Will Arnold call on the structural engineering profession to step up to the challenge of tackling the climate emergency.
Thomas Leslie explores the aesthetic philosophy of Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, showing how he negotiated structural and fabricational ‘truths’ to create works that celebrated the constraints he practised within.
This project involved the design and construction of a structure comprising four tunnels with a total length of 2434m. An initial in situ concrete scheme was changed to a corrugated steel plate assembly, enabling improvements in material transportation and construction.
John Roberts introduces the Institution’s publications on the design, specification
and detailing of masonry structures.
Tom Newby has spent the last 14 years forging careers in two fields – structural engineering and humanitarian aid. His dual roles have seen him work in Bath, Haiti, New York, the Philippines, London and Nepal.
This month’s letters discuss the UK government’s proposed changes to the building safety regulations and continue the debate over what constitutes subsidence or settlement, among a variety of other topics.
Bill Addis recommends this update of a classic historical work on theory of structures,
whose thematic structure makes it a joy to read.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
The Editor-in-Chief’s latest featured article investigates least-cost design of curved cable-stayed footbridges with control devices.
This month Ron has selected a sketch by João Alves of Cundall. João receives an e-book of his choice from the Institution’s current catalogue.