The editorial team for The Structural Engineer is inviting expressions of interest from authors who would like to contribute to the publication in 2024 on one of the following themes:
June 2024: Circularity and reuse of materials
We'd like to explore the potential for material reuse in a more circular approach to construction. Thought pieces, practical advice or experimental case studies will be considered.
July 2024: Durability – good detailing and rectifying defects
In this issue, we aim to provide advice on good detailing in different materials to improve durability, ensure access for inspections, and extend the life of structures. We'd also welcome articles discussing how to rectify defects in existing structures.
August 2024: Domestic/small-scale residential projects – retrofits
Are you experienced in retrofitting domestic properties or smaller-scale residential buildings to improve energy efficiency? We'd like to offer practical advice or case studies looking at the role of the structural engineer in this area, typical details, and interfaces with other disciplines. We'll also consider articles on other interventions to existing buildings.
September 2024: Good practice in timber design
In this issue, we aim to offer practical advice or guidance on how to design well with structural timber, looking at aspects such as connections, movement, moisture control, treatment and durability.
October 2024: Computational modelling – pitfalls and good practice
This issue will consider some of the common problems engineers may experience with their models and how to avoid these, as well as good practice for software checking and workflows, and questions of software compliance.
Submit your proposal
Articles may take the form of technical guidance, case studies demonstrating the implementation of these themes, or opinion pieces discussing key issues.
If you would like to put forward a proposal for consideration, please email [email protected] with a short outline by 2 January 2024.
Submit your proposal