All the articles from the November/December 2021 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Congratulations to all the winners of the Institution’s People and Papers Awards 2020 and 2021. Both sets of awards were presented at a ceremony held at BMA House in London on Tuesday 21 September, following the postponement of last year’s ceremony due to Covid-19.
Max de Podesta explores how structural engineers can develop a stronger knowledge-sharing culture and improve competency.
Emily Lorenz provides a brief guide to environmental product declarations, enabling structural engineers to better understand the information these contain when making design decisions.
Chris Shaw concludes his two-part guide to achieving the specified concrete cover to reinforcement by examining the fixing and application of spacers and chairs, and tying of reinforcement to BS 7973.
The IStructE Marketing team sets out simple steps for planning and implementing a successful social media strategy for your business.
David MacKenzie discusses the importance of structural safety in the design and construction phase and ways in which risks can be mitigated.
Discover some of the best structural engineering the world has to offer as we present the winners and commendations in the Structural Awards 2021.
This article explains how designing for adaptability, durability, and deconstruction and reconstruction or end of life can produce long-lasting, resilient timber buildings that act as a carbon store.
This month's letters discuss limits on what we should build in the push for net zero; salaries and the brain drain; the lack of appreciation of engineers' expertise; and education of students and young graduates, among other topics.
This personal story from IStructE Past President, David Blockley, provides structural engineers with a valuable approach to understanding the link for building bridges between theory and practice, says Toby Mottram.
Martin Williams is impressed by this engaging book, illustrated with a wealth of real-world examples, that will prove useful to young engineers at the start of their career in structural design and construction.
A roundup of events and activities being run by the Institution and its Regional Groups.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Structures prizes, with papers exploring fibre-reinforced polymer composites and greenhouse gas emissions of structural systems.
Don't forget to make use of the Institution Library's extensive E-book collection and postal loan service while Covid-related restrictions continue.