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Industry CPD

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<h4>Design approach for structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using FRP</h4>

Design approach for structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using FRP

This CPD module, sponsored by MAPEI, introduces the use of FRP for the structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures. It provides an overview of the composite materials and the design approach for flexural, shear and axial strengthening.

Date ‐ 28 May 2021
Author ‐ MAPEI
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Numerical modelling of joints for structural design using CBFEM</h4>

Industry CPD: Numerical modelling of joints for structural design using CBFEM

This CPD module, sponsored by IDEA StatiCa UK, introduces CBFEM, a method to analyse and design connections of steel structures, which is a synergy of the standard approach to connection design (component method) and finite elements.

Date ‐ 30 April 2021
Author ‐ IDEA StatiCa
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Structural steel and the circular economy</h4>

Industry CPD: Structural steel and the circular economy

This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines a number of steel’s credentials specifically on its ability to be reused, recycled and multi-cycled, its structural efficiency as a construction material, and its alignment and application to circular economy principles.

Date ‐ 25 February 2021
Author ‐ Steel for Life
Price ‐ £0

Technical

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<h4>Analysing existing structures: a brief introduction</h4>

Analysing existing structures: a brief introduction

This article discusses the analysis and modification of existing structures for new uses, allowing return on investment to be maximised and reducing the need for present-day carbon emissions from new construction.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Mathai Mathew
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>What can you do if you are convinced a structure will work but can’t prove it to code?</h4>

What can you do if you are convinced a structure will work but can’t prove it to code?

The article explores ways to justify reuse of existing structures through a thorough understanding of the original building structure, and engineer’s intent.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Jessica Foster
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Historic plaster ceilings. Part 2: Survey, assessment and methods of conservation</h4>

Historic plaster ceilings. Part 2: Survey, assessment and methods of conservation

This article outlines methods of underside and topside ceiling inspection, how to interpret the inspection's findings, and specifying an appropriate maintenance or remedial strategy.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Scott Brookes
Price ‐ £9

Professional guidance

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Making a success of your webinar

Marketing expert, David Brett, shares his top tips on how to ensure your webinar goes to plan and makes the right impression on your audience.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ David Brett
Price ‐ £9
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The Benevolent Fund – here for members in difficult times

Kristy MacDonald explains how the Institution of Structural Engineers Benevolent Fund can support members in financial difficulty or when suffering from mental health problems.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Kristy MacDonald
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Supporting mental health in the workplace</h4>

Supporting mental health in the workplace

Sally Desborough explains why mental health has been a hot topic over the past year and why it is so important that workplaces make mental health a priority.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Sally Desborough
Price ‐ £9

Features

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<h4>Formative assessment that bites</h4>

Formative assessment that bites

Carefully designed feedback events can have a significant impact upon understanding of structural behaviour for students preparing for professional status, according to this study at the University of Salford.

Date ‐ 1 February 2021
Author ‐ Jonathan Haynes
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>The climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond</h4>

The climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond

In his winning entry to the Institution’s Kenneth Severn Award 2020 – an annual essay competition for young engineers – Will Rogers-Tizard argues that structural engineers can help tackle the climate emergency by making better use of materials, understanding carbon values and questioning industry norms.

Date ‐ 2 September 2020
Author ‐ Will Rogers-Tizard
Price ‐ £9
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Curriculum evolution - change via a series of 'controlled explosions'

This paper, based on the winning entry to the Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2019, presents a multifaceted yet controlled exploration of the potential to achieve progressive change towards a new vision of structural engineering education.

Date ‐ 1 July 2020
Author ‐ Ted McKenna
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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<h4>Design and construction of Hams Way Footbridge, Worcester</h4>

Design and construction of Hams Way Footbridge, Worcester

This article describes the design of Hams Way Footbridge from concept through to construction, including an assessment of the embodied carbon.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Finn Graham and Ben Curry
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Nature's invention: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia</h4>

Nature's invention: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

The article showcases the University of East Anglia's Enterprise Centre project, a low-carbon, sustainable building which achieves both Passivhaus standard and BREEAM Outstanding rating.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Malachy McNamara
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>1 Triton Square, London – low-carbon development through reuse of an existing building</h4>

1 Triton Square, London – low-carbon development through reuse of an existing building

This article describes the structural reuse and strengthening strategies adopted to enable three additional storeys to be added to an existing office building in London.

Date ‐ 1 March 2021
Author ‐ Andrew Robertson and Eric Sturel
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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<h4>Profile: Caitlin Mueller</h4>

Profile: Caitlin Mueller

MIT professor Caitlin Mueller gave the keynote presentation at the IStructE Digital Design and Computation conference in May 2021. Here, she tells Jackie Whitelaw how computer tools she’s developing will help structural engineers design for zero carbon

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Jackie Whitelaw
Price ‐ £0
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Viewpoint: Creating a healthy workplace – supporting and retaining female talent

Margaret Cooke considers what the structural engineering profession can learn from other sectors to create a culture where women and men can flourish equally at work.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Margaret Cooke
Price ‐ £9
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Verulam (readers' letters – June 2021)

This month's letters again address the topics of floor loading and safety factors, as well as the need to maintain a healthy work–life balance among other subjects.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9

At the back

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<h4>Diary dates (June 2021)</h4>

Diary dates (June 2021)

A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Spotlight on Structures (June 2021)</h4>

Spotlight on Structures (June 2021)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on fatigue analysis of wire arc 3D printed components as his ‘Featured Article’ from Structures Volume 31.

Date ‐ 1 June 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Spotlight on Structures (May 2021)</h4>

Spotlight on Structures (May 2021)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has chosen to highlight a paper on soil–structure interaction and performance-based seismic design as his ‘Featured Article’ from the April 2021 issue of Structures .

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0