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The Structural Engineer

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Industry CPD

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<h4>Industry CPD: Thermal bridging and structural thermal breaks</h4>

Industry CPD: Thermal bridging and structural thermal breaks

The CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, discusses the use of structural thermal breaks to reduce energy transfer and loss between structurally loaded building details.

Date ‐ 5 July 2021
Author ‐ Farrat
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Design approach for structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using FRP</h4>

Design approach for structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using FRP

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.

Date ‐ 28 May 2021
Author ‐ MAPEI
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Numerical modelling of joints for structural design using CBFEM</h4>

Industry CPD: Numerical modelling of joints for structural design using CBFEM

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.

Date ‐ 30 April 2021
Author ‐ IDEA StatiCa
Price ‐ £0

Technical

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Load-paths-Black-and-White-building

Designing timber buildings for longevity

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.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ James Walker and James Norman
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Strengthening of existing buildings: an introduction</h4>

Strengthening of existing buildings: an introduction

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Lizzie Blaisdell Collins and Joe White
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Design solutions for efficient timber buildings</h4>

Design solutions for efficient timber buildings

This article offers some solutions to help structural engineers design efficient timber buildings.

Date ‐ 2 August 2021
Author ‐ James Walker
Price ‐ £9

Professional guidance

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Rescue workers at scene of West Gate Bridge collapse in Melbourne

Safety matters: why experience and communication are key to managing risk

David MacKenzie discusses the importance of structural safety in the design and construction phase and ways in which risks can be mitigated.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ David MacKenzie
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Business Practice Note No. 38: Getting value from your social media activity</h4>

Business Practice Note No. 38: Getting value from your social media activity

The IStructE Marketing team sets out simple steps for planning and implementing a successful social media strategy for your business.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £9
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Small column splay to reduce punching shear

Marginal gains – carbon in concrete buildings

John Parker proposes a series of minor improvements that can collectively add up to significant carbon savings when designing concrete buildings.

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ John Parker
Price ‐ £9

Features

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Sketch of engineer under competing pressures at work

What steps can we, as structural engineers, take to raise levels of competence across the profession

Max de Podesta explores how structural engineers can develop a stronger knowledge-sharing culture and improve competency.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ Max de Podesta
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Power stations, bridges and skyscrapers: forgotten figures in structural engineering history (Pt 2)</h4>

Power stations, bridges and skyscrapers: forgotten figures in structural engineering history (Pt 2)

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Fiona Cobb
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective</h4>

Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective

Peter Laidler describes a small practice's solution to calculating the embodied carbon of its standard structural designs.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Peter Laidler
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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Model of projector room structure

Upgrading the IMAX theatre at London’s Science Museum

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.

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Claire Young
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Reuse, build less, build lean: low-carbon design for 22 Bishopsgate, London</h4>

Reuse, build less, build lean: low-carbon design for 22 Bishopsgate, London

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Diego Padilla Philipps
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>RICA – climate-positive design using locally sourced materials</h4>

RICA – climate-positive design using locally sourced materials

This article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.

Date ‐ 5 July 2021
Author ‐ James Kitchin, Rosie Goldrick and Kelly Alvarez Doran
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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Structural design against deflection

Book review: Structural design against deflection

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.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ Martin Williams
Price ‐ Free
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Building bridges between theory and practice

Book review: Building bridges: between theory and practice

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.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ Toby Mottram
Price ‐ Free
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<h4>Verulam (readers' letters - November/December 2021)</h4>

Verulam (readers' letters - November/December 2021)

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.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9

At the back

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IStructE library with studying engineers

Library update: current services

Don't forget to make use of the Institution Library's extensive E-book collection and postal loan service while Covid-related restrictions continue.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £9
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Fractured specimens of carbon/epoxy composites for dynamic loading

Spotlight on Structures (November/December 2021)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Structures prizes, with papers exploring fibre-reinforced polymer composites and greenhouse gas emissions of structural systems.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ Free
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<h4>Diary dates (November/December 2021)</h4>

Diary dates (November/December 2021)

A roundup of events and activities being run by the Institution and its Regional Groups.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ Free