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Safety of society

Structural engineers are of critical importance in managing the risk to society throughout the lifecycle of the structure.

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.

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Report
An overview of the specifying and detailing of masonry construction

An overview of the specifying and detailing of masonry construction

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.

Date - 1st June 2019
Price - Free
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IStructE pattern 2A

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: Five things to know about CROSS

Paul McNulty, Senior Engineer at Structural-Safety, explains the safety mission behind CROSS and why IStructE members should make reports.​

Date - 15th June 2018
Price - Free
The Structural Engineer
Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 19: An introduction to the demolition of large stuctures

Temporary Works Toolkit. Part 19: An introduction to the demolition of large stuctures

This article provides a brief introduction to demolition practice in the UK, addressing the more technical aspects requiring engineering input.

Date - 1st August 2018
Author - A. Holdsworth (Andun)
Price - Free
The Structural Engineer
Fire engineering and structural design – common misconceptions and good practice

Fire engineering and structural design – common misconceptions and good practice

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.

Date - 2nd January 2018
Author - H. Warren, O. Quinn, E. Byrne and J. Leach (all AECOM)
Price - £9

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