All the articles from the July 2021 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 5 July 2021
Steven Brindle explores the history of the civil engineering profession from the 17th century to the founding of professional institutions in the early 19th century.
Offsetting greenhouse gas emissions will be required in the short term while the construction industry develops zero-carbon materials. Will Arnold summarises the key considerations for engineers looking to offset a project’s emissions.
James Kitchin describes an approach to calculating embodied carbon coefficients for materials when an environmental product declaration is not available.
Mike Webster explains how Institution members will benefit from a change to CPD requirements that puts a greater emphasis on structural safety.
This note introduces the analysis and design methods for post-fixed anchors and explains how they can be applied.
The CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, discusses the use of structural thermal breaks to reduce energy transfer and loss between structurally loaded building details.
This article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.
Buro Happold and WSP UK have committed to reducing the carbon emissions of their designs by 50% by 2030. In this article, Sarah Prichard and David Leversha set out the rationale for this target, explain how they plan to achieve this, and encourage other firms to join them in setting an ambitious agenda for governments to follow as we approach the COP26 climate summit.
Structural engineers, architects and building owners will find that reading this important book helps them to raise the right wind-related questions at each stage of a tall building’s design, concludes Gordon Breeze.
This month's letters discuss floor loading and embodied carbon; the correct level of stresses on brickwork; and site experience, among other topics.
A roundup of the online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on side plate connections in an S-CFST column frame under a column loss scenario as his ‘Featured Article’ from the August 2021 issue (Volume 32).
This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Sophie Collier of Elliott Wood.