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The Structural Engineer

The flagship publication of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 22): Workmanship and quality inspections by the structural eng

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 22): Workmanship and quality inspections by the structural eng

This Technical Guidance Note covers the inspection of structural elements that are typically present within buildings during their construction and/or alteration phases.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Chris O'Regan
Price - £9
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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

Professional Guidance

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Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: newsletter 55

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: newsletter 55

This article highlights a report from CROSS newsletter 55 on a failure stemming from buildability issues.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Structural-Safety
Price - £0
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Business Practice Note No. 27: Taking an inclusive approach to maternity and paternity

Business Practice Note No. 27: Taking an inclusive approach to maternity and paternity

A short guide to maternity and paternity legislation in the UK, and the benefits of being a modern, inclusive employer.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Matt Byatt
Price - £9
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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

Features

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Safety of hanging systems: lessons from CROSS reports

Safety of hanging systems: lessons from CROSS reports

This paper explores the reasons why failures of hanging systems occur and suggests that increased design attention is required to assure system safety.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Allan Mann
Price - £9
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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

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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Book review: Towards a new engineering: Reflections of a practitioner

Book review: Towards a new engineering: Reflections of a practitioner

Robert Reitherman is impressed by this forward-looking book which offers a future vision of creative engineers engaged in ‘structural architecture’.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Robert Reitherman
Price - £0
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Viewpoint: Subsidence or settlement?

Viewpoint: Subsidence or settlement?

Past President, Brian Clancy, calls on all parties to adopt the definitions set out in the Institution’s authoritative guide to subsidence.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Brian Clancy
Price - £9
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Verulam (readers' letters - September 2019)

Verulam (readers' letters - September 2019)

This month's letters include memories of working with Alistair Day and using his dynamic relaxation method, methods of maintaining lateral stability in houses, together with the continuing debate on subsidence versus settlement among other topics.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Various
Price - £9

At the back

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Library update: Tall buildings

Library update: Tall buildings

Library Manager, Rob Thomas, provides an insight into what the library can offer on the subject of tall buildings.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Rob Thomas
Price - £9
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Diary dates (September 2019)

Diary dates (September 2019)

Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0
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And finally... (September 2019)

And finally... (September 2019)

Brian Pyle provides a brainteaser concerning bending moments and shear forces in a pair of floating tanks.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Brian Pyle
Price - £9