Author: Angus McFarlane
2 August 2021
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.
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.
All the articles from the August 2021 issue of The Structural Engineer .