1 August 2020
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This book provides a high-level introduction to whole-life costs in building design, explains Paul Astle, and will be of most use to students or junior engineers seeking to broaden their understanding of other disciplines and influences.
Engineers must resist pressure to build environmentally unsustainable schemes if we want to be judged well by future generations, says 2020 Gold Medal winner and former Institution Vice-President, Mike Cook.
This article presents a retrospective, personal account of the design of the stone arches for the Padre Pio church in Italy between 1990 and 2004. Inspired by a resurgence in interest in stone as a structural material, it seeks to relate the design development of this innovative project and discuss some of the hurdles that had to be overcome when working outside codes of practice.