Stone as a structural material. Part 2: Traditional and reinforced stone stairs

Author: Scott Boote

Date published

1 June 2020

Price
Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free
Buy Now
Back to Previous

Stone as a structural material. Part 2: Traditional and reinforced stone stairs

The Structural Engineer
Stone as a structural material. Part 2: Traditional and reinforced stone stairs
Date published

1 June 2020

Author

Scott Boote

Price

Standard: £9
Members/Subscribers: Free

Buy Now
Author

Scott Boote

Since the construction of the first British example of a cantilever stone staircase (Inigo Jones’ ‘tulip’ staircase in Queen’s House in Greenwich, 1629–35), this technique has served as both grand statement and modest utility. The structural principles are now widely understood, but by adopting a creative approach to structural analysis, design and detailing, they can be combined and extrapolated to design and construct more refined structures in myriad applications.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Pages:
6
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

Tags

Masonry - stone Structural analysis Technical Issue 6

Related Resources & Events

The Structural Engineer
<h4>Stone as a structural material. Part 1: Mechanical properties</h4>

Stone as a structural material. Part 1: Mechanical properties

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.

Date - 3 March 2020
Author - Scott Boote and Alex Lynes
Price - £9
The Structural Engineer
View from above of Formby Stair

Stone as a structural material. Part 3: Post-tensioned stone structures

This article covers the reasons for post-tensioning stone, the advantages of doing so, and presents a series of projects that demonstrate the evolution and development of engineers' expertise and understanding at Webb Yates.

Date - 1 August 2020
Author - Scott Boote and Alex Lynes
Price - £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Stone as a structural material. Part 4: Contemporary loadbearing stone buildings</h4>

Stone as a structural material. Part 4: Contemporary loadbearing stone buildings

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.

Date - 16 October 2020
Author - Scott Boote, Mark Day and Steve Webb
Price - £9