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.
CROSS theme page providing content around the climate emergency to share knowledge and research in ensuring structural safety when implementing innovation or changed approaches.
CROSS-UK Newsletter 62 includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.
Andy Leask sees a role for the professional institutions in creating an environment where all people – from junior staff to directors – feel comfortable discussing mental health issues with their peers.
Extending the safe service life of structures using sensors and the structural information from this data.
Ian Firth FIStructE explains why engineers can still learn from two bridge collapses that happened 50 years ago. Ian is an acclaimed bridge engineer and former President of the IStructE.
Dangers of working in close proximity to water are ever present. Many engineering projects are constructed close to or directly over water, while others may involve the creation of containers for water. To ensure public safety, taking the precautions outlined in this article is of paramount importance.
Paul McNulty, Senior Engineer at Structural-Safety, explains the safety mission behind CROSS and why IStructE members should make reports.
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.
Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, explains why it's important to understand the reasons behind structural failures.
Share your knowledge of modern uses of timber.
This course delivers key advice and guidance on seismic design of structures to Eurocode 8 as well as the application of the Eurocode. Emphasis is placed on reinforced concrete buildings although the concepts are widely applicable.
Simple design calculations for basic steel and concrete elements for buildings within the scope of BS EN 1998.
An overview of the Building Safety Bill and how it will impact the role structural engineers have in building projects.
An online technical lecture on Structural Safety.
David MacKenzie discusses the importance of structural safety in the design and construction phase and ways in which risks can be mitigated.
This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description of some common strengthening options, as well as guidance on where to find more information.
This month we highlight a report raising concerns about the fire safety of multistorey buildings comprising cross-laminated timber structures and the risk of collapse in the event of an uncontrolled fire.
Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS) is operated jointly by the Institutions of Structural and Civil Engineers. Its expansion marks one of the first implementations of a recommendation of the Hackitt Review.
Luke Bisby urges structural engineers to improve their understanding of ‘fire resistance’ as the profession looks to innovate rapidly in response to climate change.
The Advisory Group on Temporary Structures (AGOTS) has put together brief guidance for landlords, local authorities and event organisers.
The IStructE Safety, Health and Wellbeing Panel considers the safety implications when aspiring to a lean design.
Alastair Soane of Structural-Safety sets out the key changes for structural engineers proposed in the UK government’s draft Building Safety Bill.
This guidance provides advice on the safe reopening of plants and sites during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS) scheme is being strengthened during 2020 with a new website project and an expanded remit to cover fire safety issues.