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 64 includes articles on fire safety risks with lithium-ion batteries, concern over modelling of concrete frame building for construction stage, fire protection of stair structures.
This guidance note has been written to remind people of their legal responsibilities when procuring and using temporary demountable structures for events.
This article summarises guidance developed by Hampshire County Council for the assessment of roofs in order to install photovoltaic panels.
By establishing systems to identify and implement measures to control risks, the engineer can ensure that a design is both appropriate and proportionate to the requirements, demands and controls that are and will be placed upon it.
This free guidance provides identification and remediation solutions for Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) planks. RAAC has been used in building structures in the UK and Europe since the late 1950’s, most commonly as precast roof panels in flat roof construction, but in the 1990s structural deficiencies became apparent.
Simple design calculations for basic steel and concrete elements for buildings within the scope of BS EN 1998.
This paper describes the demolition of the central suspended span of the Huntingdon Railway Viaduct, which crosses the East Coast Main Line on the west side of the Cambridgeshire town.
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.
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.
Discover how to protect yourself from cyberattack and ransomware. This webinar, in collaboration with Mitigo, will bring to life the attacks that are hitting firms and give a view of what it takes to become protected.
A series of poignant and inspiring talks and rapid Pecha-Kucha-style presentations from around continental Europe.
This month’s CROSS Safety Report highlights the importance of the relationship between the permanent works engineer, the temporary works engineer, and the contractor in basement construction, and the need for competent persons to fill these roles regardless of the size of the overall project.
This brief blog from Phil Baker offers some pointers on engaging with health and safety in the workplace.
Through real-life case studies and examples, learn about the importance of fire safety in structures and how to improve it.
This month we summarise a CROSS Safety Report highlighting concerns around modelling and design checks. This report was submitted to, and processed by, CROSS-UK, but the contents will also be of interest to readers internationally.
This article, based on the winning entry to the IStructE Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2021, discusses innovative approaches implemented at Stellenbosch University, South Africa to develop technical competency in structural engineering and associated fields.
This year the judges have introduced new judging criteria designed to ensure that the Structural Awards recognise and celebrate the immense skill structural engineers demonstrate across a vast range of structures.
This month we present a CROSS Safety Report discussing the need for regular site inspections to be conducted by the original design engineer. The report was submitted to, and processed by, CROSS-AUS, but the contents will also be of interest to readers within the UK and internationally.
Includes both 'Manual for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8' and the new, accompanying guidance 'Examples for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8'.
The executive summary from a 2020 Research Award winning project.