Browse the content of the September 2022 issue of The Structural Engineer.
This CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, examines the realities of designing for the competing requirements of structural, thermal and fire performance through the lens of structural thermal breaks.
This CPD module, sponsored by Buildsoft, explores the benefits of advanced structural analysis software when calculating cracked deflections of reinforced concrete beams and floor slabs.
This CPD module, sponsored by SCIA, explores the productivity benefits that structural engineers could gain by adopting a parametric approach to design.
This primer from Allan Mann presents an introduction to the practicalities and demands of erecting steel structures.
This article proposes a new, simplified model of behaviour for masonry viaducts, discussing its limitations and implications for understanding the sources of observed damage.
This paper aims to provide some guidance on the unusual characteristics of concrete-encased steel-framed buildings.
This CROSS report highlights the challenges associated with commercial and programme pressures which must be balanced against the need to produce a safe design.
This month’s CROSS report again highlights the importance of a competent person fulfilling the role of Temporary Works Coordinator on a project and the need for suitable checking of designs.
Bill Baker introduces two initiatives that aim to help address the long-standing challenge of low growth in construction productivity.
Andrew Blackie examines what the structural engineering profession can learn from the past in order to tackle the climate emergency with a new approach to materials, efficiency and reuse.
Smail Kechidi describes his research into cold-formed steel-framed shear walls sheathed in timber, which won the Institution’s Research into Practice essay competition in 2021.
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.
How the world's largest gridshell-enclosed building was designed and constructed in Singapore.
This article provides an overview of the key design and construction considerations associated with building a deep basement on a constrained site in the heart of London.
This article describes the concept, detailed design and delivery of the Curragh Racecourse redevelopment, in Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
Angus Macdonald's latest book provides 21st century context to modern architecture, from the framework of the Crystal Palace through to high-tech buildings vying for attention today.
This month's letters cover snow loads, responses to last month's article by Alan Rathbone on plastic design of portal frames and the work of CROSS Australasia.
Claire Thomas explores how her practice has fared regarding low-carbon design solutions, and asks what the construction industry can do to encourage low-carbon outcomes.
Editor-in-Chief Leroy Gardner has chosen an article on semi-rigid moment-resisting connections made from composite cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete and its development as the ‘Featured Article’ from Issue 40 of Structures . The article will be free to access for six months.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
Don't forget to check out the winning papers in the 2022 Structures prizes. These will be free to access – for both members and non-members – until the end of August.