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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 21): Design and detailing of base plates to steel columns

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 21): Design and detailing of base plates to steel columns

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. 

Date - 1 May 2019
Author - C. O'Regan (AECOM)
Price - £0/£9
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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 20): Design and detailing of lintels in masonry walls

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 20): Design and detailing of lintels in masonry walls

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.

Date - 1 March 2019
Author - C. O'Regan (AECOM)
Price - £0/£9
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Delivering low-vibration environments in laboratory structural design

Delivering low-vibration environments in laboratory structural 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.

Date - 1 February 2019
Author - N. Simpson, J. Hargreaves and R. Harrison (all Ove Arup & Partners)
Price - £9

Professional Guidance

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Modern masonry construction: what guidance does the Institution offer?

Modern masonry construction: what guidance does the Institution offer?

John Roberts introduces the Institution’s publications on the design, specification
and detailing of masonry structures.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - John Roberts
Price - £9
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Have your say on the UK government's safety reporting proposals for buildings

Have your say on the UK government's safety reporting proposals for buildings

Structural-Safety calls on the engineering community to respond to key questions in the UK government’s post-Hackitt safety consultation.

Date - 1 July 2019
Author - Structural-Safety
Price - £0
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Building a safer future: UK government proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system

Building a safer future: UK government proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system

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.

Date - 1 July 2019
Author - Alastair Soane
Price - £0

Features

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A 'poet in concrete': structure, fabrication and aesthetics in the work of Pier Luigi Nervi

A 'poet in concrete': structure, fabrication and aesthetics in the work of Pier Luigi Nervi

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.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Thomas Leslie
Price - £9
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Alistair Day and the origins of dynamic relaxation. Part 2: A practice viewed through projects

Alistair Day and the origins of dynamic relaxation. Part 2: A practice viewed through projects

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.

Date - 1 July 2019
Author - Tristram Carfrae and Duncan Michael (Arup)
Price - 9
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Alistair Day and the origins of dynamic relaxation. Part 1: Bringing an idea to life

Alistair Day and the origins of dynamic relaxation. Part 1: Bringing an idea to life

This two-part article explores the life and achievements of Alistair Day, the engineer who developed the calculation technique ‘dynamic relaxation’.

Date - 1 June 2019
Author - T. Carfrae, D. Michael
Price - £9

Project focus

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Design and construction of a snowfall protection structure on the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars rail corridor, G

Design and construction of a snowfall protection structure on the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars rail corridor, G

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.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Mikus Cirulis and Maris Cirulis
Price - £9
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The King's Health Partners Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital, London

The King's Health Partners Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital, London

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.

Date - 1 July 2019
Author - Malcom Turpin and Andrew Rolf (Arup)
Price - £9
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The principles behind Principal Tower – a new residential tower in central London

The principles behind Principal Tower – a new residential tower in central London

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.

Date - 1 April 2019
Author - R. Slade, M. Sharratt, R. Harvey, N. Petrioli (all WSP)
Price - £9

Opinion

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Verulam (readers' letters - August 2019)

Verulam (readers' letters - August 2019)

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.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Various
Price - £9
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Profile: Tom Newby

Profile: Tom Newby

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.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Jackie Whitelaw
Price - £0
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Book review: The history of the theory of structures: Searching for equilibrium (2nd ed.)

Book review: The history of the theory of structures: Searching for equilibrium (2nd ed.)

Bill Addis recommends this update of a classic historical work on theory of structures,
whose thematic structure makes it a joy to read.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Bill Addis
Price - £0

At the back

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Spotlight on Structures (August 2019)

Spotlight on Structures (August 2019)

The Editor-in-Chief’s latest featured article investigates least-cost design of curved cable-stayed footbridges with control devices.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0
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The Drawing Board (August 2019)

The Drawing Board (August 2019)

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.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Ron Slade
Price - £9
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Diary dates (August 2019)

Diary dates (August 2019)

Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0