The CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, discusses the use of structural thermal breaks to reduce energy transfer and loss between structurally loaded building details.
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.
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.
This article explains how designing for adaptability, durability, and deconstruction and reconstruction or end of life can produce long-lasting, resilient timber buildings that act as a carbon store.
This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description of some common strengthening options, as well as guidance on where to find more information.
This article offers some solutions to help structural engineers design efficient timber buildings.
The IStructE Membership team reports on changes to the assessment process leading to professional registration which will come into force in 2023.
Kristy MacDonald provides a summary of the key revisions to the Institution’s new Code of Conduct.
David MacKenzie discusses the importance of structural safety in the design and construction phase and ways in which risks can be mitigated.
Umut Akguzel describes his research into seismic retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures using advanced composites, which won the Institution's inaugural Research into Practice essay competition in 2019.
Allan Mann, a long-standing member of The Structural Engineer Editorial Advisory Group, looks back at the publication's history as it marks its centenary.
Max de Podesta explores how structural engineers can develop a stronger knowledge-sharing culture and improve competency.
This paper describes the demolition of the central suspended span of the Huntingdon Railway Viaduct, which crosses the East Coast Main Line on the west side of the Cambridgeshire town.
This article provides an overview of the recent refurbishment and upgrade of the IMAX cinema located in the Ronson Theatre at London's Science Museum, including discussion of the initial investigations of the existing structure.
22 Bishopsgate was erected on the site of an abandoned project, reusing 100% of the existing foundations from three previous buildings, and incorporating more than 50% of the basement built for its predecessor. This article describes the approach to reusing the existing foundations and basement, as well as the focus on material efficiency in designing the superstructure and transfer structures.
This month's letters discuss design responsibilities, the cost of professional services, insurance matters and the value of 'thinking time'.
This accessible book on physical security will be useful to both engineers new to the subject and those more experienced seeking a reference document, say Andrew Morrison and Giles Prosser.
In this 'Comment and reply' piece, Gabriele del Mese, project lead for the detailed design of the Padre Pio church, offers his perspective in response to an article by Alistair Lenczner in August 2020.
This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Victoria Tinney of Clancy Consulting.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on seismic simulation tools and methods for developing countries as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 34.
A roundup of events and activities being run by the Institution and its Regional Groups.