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All the articles from the April 2021 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Chief Executive Martin Powell sets outs plans for 'Structured for Success' – a suite of reforms and initiatives to support the Institution as it continues to develop in the years ahead.
An obituary of influential structural engineer Leslie Robertson, who led the project to build the twin towers of New York's World Trade Center.
Penny Gowler and Will Arnold preview a new embodied carbon tool that has been developed by Elliott Wood and the Institution of Structural Engineers.
Mike Cook summarises the outcomes of the IABSE British Group’s annual debating forum, setting out key actions that stakeholders in the construction industry can take to enable a transition to net zero.
Walter Swann explains how structural engineers can support a transition to a low-carbon steel industry through their design and specifying decisions.
Pete Winslow, Mike Sefton and Will Arnold set out a vision for a net-zero structural engineering sector and the R&D that we as a profession need to tackle to get there.
Richard Garry explains how mediation can offer a pragmatic alternative to legal action to resolve a dispute.
This article outlines methods of underside and topside ceiling inspection, how to interpret the inspection's findings, and specifying an appropriate maintenance or remedial strategy.
Arthur Coates calls on structural engineers to push for the adoption of post-monitoring sensors to provide better data on building performance and, ultimately, more accurate loading predictions.
This month's letters address the topics of responsibility for buildability of projects, the embodied carbon of steel and concrete, and carbon comparisons between materials, among others.
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on ‘Robustness of steel truss bridges: Laboratory testing of a full-scale 21-metre bridge span’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from the February 2021 issue.
This month Ron Slade has chosen a sketch submitted by Anthony McWatt of Harley Haddow Consulting Engineers.