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This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, provides an introduction to fire protection of new steel-framed buildings. It will provide an overview of the performance of steel in fire, legislation and standards on fire resistance, fire resistance periods and fire protection options for steel-framed buildings.
Modern construction projects produce an enormous amount of data, which can become a great risk for engineering companies and other AEC firms. This CPD module, sponsored by Newforma, examines various digital workflows which are suitable to tackle those challenges.
This Technical Guidance Note discusses the impact torsion has on the design and detailing of reinforced concrete elements.
This set of four articles will explore the contemporary use of stone in a variety of structural applications, showcasing the versatility of this often overlooked material. Part 1 will discuss the mechanical properties of stone, with subsequent parts covering the use of plain, reinforced and post-tensioned stone in buildings and staircases.
Designing a post-fixed anchor can be a convoluted process, principally due to the number of variables involved when considering its use in any given situation. The anchor itself could be resin-based or mechanical, with this choice guided by the material it is to be fixed into and the required loads.
The Institution's BIM Panel summarises key changes resulting from the replacement of BS 1192 with BS EN ISO 19650 as a BIM framework.
James Norman introduces the Institution's new guide to conceptual design.
Norman Train continues his look at quality management systems with an introduction to the principles of ISO 9001:2015.
Isuru Nanayakkara looks at traditional technologies and modern approaches to lightweight shell construction to seek a better perspective on how shell technology can be appropriated to different local contexts.
This paper attempts to clearly articulate some of the key hazards associated with engineered timber – and show how these may be addressed by competent design professionals.
2020 President Don McQuillan – the Institution's 100th president – sets out his vision for the year in his inaugural address.
This paper gives an overview of the design and construction of this 7.7km marine viaduct in Kuwait, and explains how these were optimised to ensure successful delivery within the demanding programme constraints.
In 2018, BuroHappold Engineering and Studio X of the Hochschule Anhalt Graduate School of Architecture in Dessau, Germany, collaborated on the design and construction of the Hornet's Nest, a parametrically designed, temporary, timber pavilion assembled without the use of mechanical connections.
This article discusses some of the technical challenges in the design of the building structure – prompted by its unusual arrangement and constrained site – and how they were overcome. In particular, it will focus on the design and construction of the 1073-seat Grand Theatre spanning 37m over a column free public plaza.
Colin Jolly gives a personal perspective on perceived failings in the UK planning process, and sets out his recommendations for how these may be addressed.
This month's letters discuss the sustainability and fire safety of timber; seek information on the Institution's first female chartered member; and return to the topics of floor loadings and the cost of PI insurance.
Fiona Gleed recommends this historical account to anyone wanting to broaden their perspective on women’s role in engineering and society.
As his ‘Featured Article’ in the latest issue of Structures , Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected an article that attempts to develop a volume loss fatality model for as-built and retrofitted clay brick unreinforced masonry buildings, using data from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand.
Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected an article on slotted hole bolted cover-plate connections as his 'Featured Article' from the latest issue.