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This Technical Guidance Note describes the design and detailing of base plates – the primary means by which steel-framed structures transmit vertical loads into their foundations.
A significant-sized opening in a masonry wall will always require a lintel to bridge over it. This note offers advice on the different types of lintel that are available, their detailing requirements and their design.
The equipment and processes used in laboratories often work at very fine levels of detail and can be very sensitive to vibration. This article discusses the main vibration issues that confront structural engineers, and explains how they can be addressed.
John Roberts introduces the Institution’s publications on the design, specification
and detailing of masonry structures.
Structural-Safety calls on the engineering community to respond to key questions in the UK government’s post-Hackitt safety consultation.
Alastair Soane summarises the UK government’s proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system, which are open for consultation until 31 July 2019.
Thomas Leslie explores the aesthetic philosophy of Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, showing how he negotiated structural and fabricational ‘truths’ to create works that celebrated the constraints he practised within.
In this second part of our biographical look at Alistair Day and the technique of dynamic relaxation, we review some of the exceptionally innovative and structurally demanding projects to have made use of the method.
This two-part article explores the life and achievements of Alistair Day, the engineer who developed the calculation technique ‘dynamic relaxation’.
This project involved the design and construction of a structure comprising four tunnels with a total length of 2434m. An initial in situ concrete scheme was changed to a corrugated steel plate assembly, enabling improvements in material transportation and construction.
This paper discusses the design and construction of this award-winning building, including the constraints imposed by an inner-city site of archaeological interest, the requirements associated with specialist medical equipment, and the incorporation of extensive off-site construction methods into the structural design.
This paper describes how the 50-storey residential Principal Tower was designed and constructed on a site in the London Borough of Hackney close to the City of London.
This month’s letters discuss the UK government’s proposed changes to the building safety regulations and continue the debate over what constitutes subsidence or settlement, among a variety of other topics.
Tom Newby has spent the last 14 years forging careers in two fields – structural engineering and humanitarian aid. His dual roles have seen him work in Bath, Haiti, New York, the Philippines, London and Nepal.
Bill Addis recommends this update of a classic historical work on theory of structures,
whose thematic structure makes it a joy to read.
The Editor-in-Chief’s latest featured article investigates least-cost design of curved cable-stayed footbridges with control devices.
This month Ron has selected a sketch by João Alves of Cundall. João receives an e-book of his choice from the Institution’s current catalogue.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.