All the articles from the February 2021 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 1 February 2021
The Institution’s Board and Council are preparing a suite of reforms and initiatives to support the development of the organisation over the coming years, explains CEO, Martin Powell.
Institution President Don McQuillan looks back at a year disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and and ahead to his second presidential term in 2021.
Carefully designed feedback events can have a significant impact upon understanding of structural behaviour for students preparing for professional status, according to this study at the University of Salford.
Will Arnold, Jenny Burridge, David Moore, Keerthi Ranasinghe and Sean Wilkins argue that engineers should always look to specify the most suitable material for a particular project, and offer advice on how to use materials efficiently once a choice is made.
Paul Astle explores potential ways in which engineers can seek reductions in the embodied carbon of structural concrete.
Luke Bisby urges structural engineers to improve their understanding of ‘fire resistance’ as the profession looks to innovate rapidly in response to climate change.
Dave Knight and Lee Brankley highlight key aspects of the latest version of CARES’ scheme for certifying sustainable steel and rebar products.
Can very low-carbon buildings be constructed cheaply enough to suit the pockets of private-sector commercial developers? Yes, says Professor John French, who has set himself that target in his new role as director of sustainability for Cambridge Innovation Parks. But to do so involves overhauling approaches to procurement, contracting, materials and risk.
Scott Blackhurst draws on his experiences over a varied career to offer advice to young engineers embarking on theirs.
This month's letters continue the discussion of climate change, comment on January's articles about axial shortening and third-party checks, and offer further views on building control procedures, among other topics.
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.