All the articles from the March 2020 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 3 March 2020
This paper attempts to clearly articulate some of the key hazards associated with engineered timber – and show how these may be addressed by competent design professionals.
Norman Train takes a three-part look at quality management systems, beginning with an overview of how modern processes have developed.
This set of four articles will explore the contemporary use of stone in a variety of structural applications, showcasing the versatility of this often overlooked material. Part 1 will discuss the mechanical properties of stone, with subsequent parts covering the use of plain, reinforced and post-tensioned stone in buildings and staircases.
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, provides an introduction to fire protection of new steel-framed buildings. It will provide an overview of the performance of steel in fire, legislation and standards on fire resistance, fire resistance periods and fire protection options for steel-framed buildings.
In 2018, BuroHappold Engineering and Studio X of the Hochschule Anhalt Graduate School of Architecture in Dessau, Germany, collaborated on the design and construction of the Hornet's Nest, a parametrically designed, temporary, timber pavilion assembled without the use of mechanical connections.
Robert Benaim is recognised as one of Britain’s greatest modern bridge builders, an achievement that was underlined when he collected the Sir Frank Whittle Medal last year from the Royal Academy of Engineering, awarded to someone who has had a profound impact on their discipline.
This concise book can provide a valuable reference source to structural engineers designing, executing and maintaining steel structures.
This month's letters consider professional indemnity insurance and sole practitioners, the potential to lower carbon through lower floor loadings, and the recent President's Inaugural Address, among other topics.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected an article on slotted hole bolted cover-plate connections as his 'Featured Article' from the latest issue.
Solutions to the February 2020 'And finally...' question.
This article presents corrected solutions to the September 2019 'And finally...' question.
This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Victoria Tinney of SD Structures for the concept design of a home aiming for Passive House standards.