All the articles from the August 2021 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 2 August 2021
This article gives an overview of the careers of several pioneering women in the civil and structural engineering fields over the past 200 years.
Natasha Watson and Mike Sefton introduce biodiversity concepts and explain how structural engineers can influence design and construction decisions at each stage of a project to ensure that biodiversity is protected.
Steve Faulkner briefl y explains how the Institution’s new Responsibility Matrix will help clarify an engineer’s responsibilities on a project.
This article offers some solutions to help structural engineers design efficient timber buildings.
This article describes the pioneering approach to the design and construction of the Clement Canopy, a 40 story high-rise project in Singapore.
With the introduction of cognitive machines, the cybernetic processes that define structural engineering as a discipline are facing rapid change. However, by looking objectively at design as a cybernetic process, we can better understand the risks and rewards and find an optimum way for humans and machines to work in partnership, argues Paul Mullett.
Angus McFarlane recommends this book to structural engineers who wish to advance their knowledge of prefabrication and modular construction.
This month's letters discuss safety factors and design codes, the sustainable use of materials in the climate emergency and the rising costs of professional indemnity insurance, 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 Volume 32.