All the articles from the October 2020 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 16 October 2020
Will Arnold, Mike Cook, Duncan Cox, Orlando Gibbons and John Orr present SCORS – a proposed carbon rating scheme for structures – and encourage engineers to adopt carbon targets for their projects.
Ben Gholam describes the development by Price & Myers of a parametric benchmarking tool to allow engineers to produce scheme designs with the lowest embodied carbon.
Ian Poole explores ways to improve the utilisation ratio of designs, and encourages engineers to challenge assumptions that favour rationalisation over optimisation.
In this note, Simon Pitchers provides advice to structural engineering professionals on how to proceed if they become aware that an unauthorised change to the design has taken place on site.
The Institution’s BIM Panel provides a brief overview of the COBie information exchange standard, which is intended to reduce interoperability issues between different software systems.
Webb Yates, in conjunction with The Stonemasonry Company, has begun to develop a building system that would be a low-energy alternative to more common steel and concrete-framed structures. In this article, we hope to demonstrate how a creative approach to engineering design can utilise stone to exploit its inherent strengths.
Four thirty-somethings are just over one year into life as the Simple Works structural practice. Jackie Whitelaw talked to two of the founders, Sinéad Conneely and Laura Hannigan, about branching out on their own, and shaping the future.
Ian Firth looks back at the box-girder bridge collapses of 1970 and considers the applicability of the lessons learned to structural engineers today.
Alfrico Adams, a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, looks back at over 60 years of structural engineering in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and the development of local educational and professional bodies in the region.
This concise book provides useful information and valuable guidelines for engineers looking to extend the service life of concrete structures, concludes Long-yuan Li.
This month's letters comment on Mike Cook's Gold Medal Address, matters of ethics, questions of climate change and carbon, and the need for sway frames in domestic opening-up projects, among other topics.
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on ‘Performance of a novel slider device in multi-storey cold-formed steel modular buildings under seismic loading’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from the latest issue of Structures.