2 August 2021
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.
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.