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All the articles from the January 2021 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date - 4 January 2021
The Institution’s Climate Emergency Task Group looks back at a historic year in which climate action has been front and centre for the profession.
Stephen Fernandez guides readers through the key design areas that offer refurbishment opportunities when working on an existing building.
The IStructE Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel considers the safety implications when aspiring to a lean design.
Will Hawkins discusses carbon sequestration and end-of-life processes in timber structures, and the implications for sustainable decision-making in structural design.
Stephen Gregson provides guidance on how to approach an appointment to review a design developed by another engineer.
This Technical Guidance Note discusses axial shortening within vertical concrete loadbearing elements in structures over 15–20 storeys high.
This paper describes the design, fabrication and erection of the MultiPly timber pavilion, which was made from the first cross-laminated timber to be manufactured at volume in the UK.
Alastair Hughes sets out a proposal to simplify the Eurocode approach to floor loads by moving from an occupancy-based categorisation to one based on loading.
Temporary works can often be overlooked at the strategy stage of a project. However, introducing temporary works digitally from the very beginning of a project delivers many benefits, including the ability to help teams win tenders by providing more buildable solutions, argues Duncan Reed of Trimble.
This month's letters consider the art of persuasion, return to the topic of domestic projects and sway frames, worry about a growing tendency for remote site inspections, and offer contrasting views on climate change, among other topics.
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper entitled ‘Study on the cyclic bending behaviour of CFRP strengthened full-scale CHS members’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 28 (December 2020).
This month Ron has chosen a sketch submitted by Thomas Moll of Arcadis in The Netherlands.