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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 Technical Guidance Note discusses axial shortening within vertical concrete loadbearing elements in structures over 15–20 storeys high.
This article – the second of two – presents some best practice design guidance for optimising the cost of steel construction to provide best value during design development.
Webb Yates, in conjunction with The Stonemasonry Company, has begun to develop a building system that would be a low-energy alternative to more common steel and concrete-framed structures. In this article, we hope to demonstrate how a creative approach to engineering design can utilise stone to exploit its inherent strengths.
Dave Knight and Lee Brankley highlight key aspects of the latest version of CARES’ scheme for certifying sustainable steel and rebar products.
Stephen Gregson provides guidance on how to approach an appointment to review a design developed by another engineer.
This month we highlight a report raising safety concerns around changes to weld specifications without the designer’s knowledge.
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 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.
This article presents a retrospective, personal account of the design of the stone arches for the Padre Pio church in Italy between 1990 and 2004. Inspired by a resurgence in interest in stone as a structural material, it seeks to relate the design development of this innovative project and discuss some of the hurdles that had to be overcome when working outside codes of practice.
Can very low-carbon buildings be constructed cheaply enough to suit the pockets of private-sector commercial developers? Yes, says Professor John French, who has set himself that target in his new role as director of sustainability for Cambridge Innovation Parks. But to do so involves overhauling approaches to procurement, contracting, materials and risk.
Scott Blackhurst draws on his experiences over a varied career to offer advice to young engineers embarking on theirs.
This month's letters continue the discussion of climate change, comment on January's articles about axial shortening and third-party checks, and offer further views on building control procedures, among other topics.
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.
This month Ron has chosen a sketch submitted by Thomas Moll of Arcadis in The Netherlands.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper entitled ‘Study on the cyclic bending behaviour of CFRP strengthened full-scale CHS members’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 28 (December 2020).