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.
David MacKenzie discusses the importance of structural safety in the design and construction phase and ways in which risks can be mitigated.
The IStructE Marketing team sets out simple steps for planning and implementing a successful social media strategy for your business.
John Parker proposes a series of minor improvements that can collectively add up to significant carbon savings when designing concrete buildings.
Max de Podesta explores how structural engineers can develop a stronger knowledge-sharing culture and improve competency.
Part 2 of this article provides an overview of the careers of two pioneering women in engineering who could be considered candidates as the 'first woman members' of the Institution, Florence Taylor and Mary Irvine.
Peter Laidler describes a small practice's solution to calculating the embodied carbon of its standard structural designs.
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 article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.
Martin Williams is impressed by this engaging book, illustrated with a wealth of real-world examples, that will prove useful to young engineers at the start of their career in structural design and construction.
This personal story from IStructE Past President, David Blockley, provides structural engineers with a valuable approach to understanding the link for building bridges between theory and practice, says Toby Mottram.
This month's letters discuss limits on what we should build in the push for net zero; salaries and the brain drain; the lack of appreciation of engineers' expertise; and education of students and young graduates, among other topics.
Don't forget to make use of the Institution Library's extensive E-book collection and postal loan service while Covid-related restrictions continue.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Structures prizes, with papers exploring fibre-reinforced polymer composites and greenhouse gas emissions of structural systems.
A roundup of events and activities being run by the Institution and its Regional Groups.