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All the articles from the April 2020 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date - 1 April 2020
Isuru Nanayakkara looks at traditional technologies and modern approaches to lightweight shell construction to seek a better perspective on how shell technology can be appropriated to different local contexts.
Norman Train continues his look at quality management systems with an introduction to the principles of ISO 9001:2015.
The Institution's BIM Panel summarises key changes resulting from the replacement of BS 1192 with BS EN ISO 19650 as a BIM framework.
James Norman introduces the Institution's new guide to conceptual design.
This Technical Guidance Note discusses the impact torsion has on the design and detailing of reinforced concrete elements.
This paper gives an overview of the design and construction of this 7.7km marine viaduct in Kuwait, and explains how these were optimised to ensure successful delivery within the demanding programme constraints.
Colin Jolly gives a personal perspective on perceived failings in the UK planning process, and sets out his recommendations for how these may be addressed.
This month's letters discuss the sustainability and fire safety of timber; seek information on the Institution's first female chartered member; and return to the topics of floor loadings and the cost of PI insurance.
Fiona Gleed recommends this historical account to anyone wanting to broaden their perspective on women’s role in engineering and society.
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As his ‘Featured Article’ in the latest issue of Structures, Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected an article that attempts to develop a volume loss fatality model for as-built and retrofitted clay brick unreinforced masonry buildings, using data from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand.