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Structural engineers consider the safety of structures from design and construction through to operation and demolition, in accordance with local legislation.
Structural engineers are key to ensuring that the built environment is robust and that lessons are learnt. This topic impacts upon the collaborative nature of construction and the need to ensure responsibilities are clearly defined at the outset of projects.
Effective retention and communication of project information, including maintenance and refurbishment, is paramount in ensuring the safety of society.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that many designers are unfamiliar with scale effects, increasing the risk that safety and commercial aspects may be overlooked.
Includes details of RAAC plank and post-tensioned slab failures, structural issues with cladding, missing punching shear reinforcement and dangerous substitution of lintels on domestic projects.
The Institution’s report responds to the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools, highlighting key aspects of masonry construction and the main responsibilities.
Paul McNulty, Senior Engineer at Structural-Safety, explains the safety mission behind CROSS and why IStructE members should make reports.
This article provides a brief introduction to demolition practice in the UK, addressing the more technical aspects requiring engineering input.
A paper written as a collaboration between AECOM fire engineers and structural engineers in an effort to elevate the subject and improve our mutual understanding of structural performance in fire. Intended as a high-level introduction for practising structural engineers.
A practical and essential tool providing everything necessary for structural design engineers to create detailed and accurate calculations.
Hear from the engineer behind the Structural Award-winning Newquay Harper Footbridge project - and get into the mindset of only doing what is necessary.
This manual supports the seismic design of buildings to BS EN 1998 Parts 1 and 5:2004 (Eurocode 8) for construction in the UK and France. It can be purchased as an individual title, or as part of a suite of Eurocode manuals.
Guidance for structural engineers and surveyors on the methods and approaches taken to inspect, appraise and report on buildings and associated structures.
Guidance for undertaking inspections of underwater, inland and coastal structures in water depths to 30m - including inspection techniques, equipment and safety.
Published in response to the events of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York, this guidance examines key safety issues for tall buildings and other structures of large occupancy.
Guidance for structural engineers and those working in a Building Control capacity, on how to prepare a systematic risk assessment for high-risk structures.
This book details the basic concepts and the design rules included in Eurocode 3 "Design of steel structures" Part 1-8 "Design of joints".
This report details seismic damage and assesses the effectiveness of strengthening devices.
This report is an outcome of the analysis of data and information related to the damage and post-earthquake reconstruction of residential buildings, collected during the field survey by the authors, in light of 2015 Nepal earthquake sequence.
This manual supports the design of non-sway, reinforced and prestressed concrete building structures to BS EN 1992 Part 1:2004 (Eurocode 2) for UK construction. It can also be purchased as part of a suite of Eurocode manuals.
This text presents the 'reflective approach' to the computer analysis of structures, to ensure that the analysis model is a valid representation of the real structure and that the structural analysis has been carried out correctly.
Read award-winning papers and discover members recognised for their commitment to the Institution.
The executive summary from a 2018 Research Award-winning project. The project worked to experimentally explore and numerically describe the ductile behaviour of hollow steel sections in cyclical loading in the inelastic range.
A summary of the ground engineering knowledge required of all structural engineers. Only core concepts are introduced, supported by the most important theoretical background.
Gain the knowledge required to design simple foundations, slopes and ground improvements that do not require specialist advice.
A new method for analysing collapse behaviours of buildings under various scenarios, such as impact, fire, blast demolition, earthquake, and tsunami.
Stability is one of two fundamental requirements of a structure, the other being equilibrium. Lack of stability during construction or service life can cause catastrophic structural failure. Stability is necessary against horizontal loads, asymmetric loading, out-of-plane loading and the effects of geometric imperfections, loading eccentricities and tolerances.
Recommendations on crowd loading for those with responsibility for permanent grandstands, including: owners, operators, architects, insurers and design engineers.
This text is an introduction to the most important aspects of flexure in structures. A description of the widespread use of flexural elements and structures is followed by an introduction to the modelling and analysis of beams, slabs and frames. The text then discusses the use of four common structural materials in flexural elements and structures.