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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.
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines the embodied carbon credentials of steel and its potential to contribute to a zero-carbon future.
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, will look at the structural steelwork construction process with a focus on established off-site processes and practices and the benefits provided.
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.
Scott Brookes provides an introduction to historic plasterwork, outlining the historical development of the most common forms of traditional ceiling construction and summarising typical causes of deterioration and failure.
This note discusses axial shortening within vertical concrete loadbearing elements in structures with more than 15 storeys.
Richard Garry explains how mediation can offer a pragmatic alternative to legal action to resolve a dispute.
Stephen Patey summarises the UK’s new VAT domestic reverse charge mechanism and explains the implications for structural engineers.
Dave Knight and Lee Brankley highlight key aspects of the latest version of CARES’ scheme for certifying sustainable steel and rebar products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This paper describes the design, fabrication and erection of the MultiPly timber pavilion, which was made from the first cross-laminated timber to be manufactured at volume in the UK.
The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the realisation of an ambitious vision for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, made possible by the response of the project team to the challenges this vision presented. Key to this has been the engineering innovation, particularly the contribution of structural engineering.
Arthur Coates calls on structural engineers to push for the adoption of post-monitoring sensors to provide better data on building performance and, ultimately, more accurate loading predictions.
This month's letters address the topics of responsibility for buildability of projects, the embodied carbon of steel and concrete, and carbon comparisons between materials, among others.
Arup global sustainable development leader, Jo da Silva, was made a Dame in the recent New Year Honours. She talks to Jackie Whitelaw about social responsibility in business, the engineering response to COP26 and the impact of the pandemic on future planning of cities.
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.
This month Ron Slade has chosen a sketch submitted by Anthony McWatt of Harley Haddow Consulting Engineers.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on ‘Robustness of steel truss bridges: Laboratory testing of a full-scale 21-metre bridge span’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from the February 2021 issue.