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All the articles from the February 2020 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date - 3 February 2020
2020 President Don McQuillan – the Institution's 100th president – sets out his vision for the year in his inaugural address.
Rob Paul discusses factors which can affect a firm’s reputation and steps that can be taken to improve this.
This article highlights a report from the latest CROSS newsletter on disproportionate collapse assessment.
Designing a post-fixed anchor can be a convoluted process, principally due to the number of variables involved when considering its use in any given situation. The anchor itself could be resin-based or mechanical, with this choice guided by the material it is to be fixed into and the required loads.
This article discusses some of the technical challenges in the design of the building structure – prompted by its unusual arrangement and constrained site – and how they were overcome. In particular, it will focus on the design and construction of the 1073-seat Grand Theatre spanning 37m over a column free public plaza.
This book offers a good introduction to the philosophy and drivers for off-site manufacture, but may be less relevant to those interested in the structural and constructional issues that will affect the next generation of this form of manufacture.
This month's letters consider the future of the built environment, the sustainability of timber as a building material, and offer further views on subsidence, among other topics.
The Library aims to cover all aspects of structural engineering – design, construction and maintenance – including technological developments. Although books, by their nature, take time to research, write and publish, the following recent additions to the Library collection address some emerging technologies.
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Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, selects an article on structural behaviour of prefabricated stressed-skin engineered timber composite flooring systems as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 22 of Structures.
This month’s question from Martin Ashmead concerns bending moments and shear forces in a single-storey, single-span, industrial building framing system.