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Industry CPD

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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
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<h4>Industry CPD: Structural steel and the circular economy</h4>

Industry CPD: Structural steel and the circular economy

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.

Date ‐ 25 February 2021
Author ‐ Steel for Life
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Steel and embodied carbon</h4>

Industry CPD: Steel and embodied carbon

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.

Date ‐ 13 November 2020
Author ‐ Steel for Life
Price ‐ £0

Technical

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<h4>Historic plaster ceilings. Part 2: Survey, assessment and methods of conservation</h4>

Historic plaster ceilings. Part 2: Survey, assessment and methods of conservation

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.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Scott Brookes
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Historic plaster ceilings. Part 1: Development and causes of failure</h4>

Historic plaster ceilings. Part 1: Development and causes of failure

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.

Date ‐ 1 March 2021
Author ‐ Scott Brookes
Price ‐ £9
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Diagram of different column arrangements to counter differential shortening

Technical Guidance Note (Level 3, No. 2): Axial shortening

This note discusses axial shortening within vertical concrete loadbearing elements in structures with more than 15 storeys.

Date ‐ 4 January 2021
Author ‐ Chris O'Regan
Price ‐ £9

Professional guidance

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The Benevolent Fund – here for members in difficult times

Kristy MacDonald explains how the Institution of Structural Engineers Benevolent Fund can support members in financial difficulty or when suffering from mental health problems.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Kristy MacDonald
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Supporting mental health in the workplace</h4>

Supporting mental health in the workplace

Sally Desborough explains why mental health has been a hot topic over the past year and why it is so important that workplaces make mental health a priority.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Sally Desborough
Price ‐ £9
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Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures: CROSS-UK Newsletter 61

This month we highlight a report raising concerns about the fire safety of multistorey buildings comprising cross-laminated timber structures and the risk of collapse in the event of an uncontrolled fire.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Structural-Safety
Price ‐ £0

Features

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<h4>Formative assessment that bites</h4>

Formative assessment that bites

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.

Date ‐ 1 February 2021
Author ‐ Jonathan Haynes
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>The climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond</h4>

The climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2020
Author ‐ Will Rogers-Tizard
Price ‐ £9
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Students discussing project work in lab

Curriculum evolution - change via a series of 'controlled explosions'

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.

Date ‐ 1 July 2020
Author ‐ Ted McKenna
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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<h4>Nature's invention: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia</h4>

Nature's invention: The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia

The article showcases the University of East Anglia's Enterprise Centre project, a low-carbon, sustainable building which achieves both Passivhaus standard and BREEAM Outstanding rating.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Malachy McNamara
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>1 Triton Square, London – low-carbon development through reuse of an existing building</h4>

1 Triton Square, London – low-carbon development through reuse of an existing building

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.

Date ‐ 1 March 2021
Author ‐ Andrew Robertson and Eric Sturel
Price ‐ £9
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Design and construction of the MultiPly pavilion using cross-laminated tulipwood

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.

Date ‐ 4 January 2021
Author ‐ Simon Bateman and Carolina Bartram
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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<h4>Viewpoint: Mental health in construction: who's looking out for management?</h4>

Viewpoint: Mental health in construction: who's looking out for management?

Andy Leask sees a role for the professional institutions in creating an environment where all people – from junior staff to directors – feel comfortable discussing mental health issues with their peers.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Andy Leask
Price ‐ £9
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Viewpoint: How can we allow room for innovation in a competency focused profession?

Neil Wakeman calls for codes of conduct to balance risk and competency against a need to allow engineering skills to be applied as fully as possible in the pursuit of better solutions.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Neil Wakeman
Price ‐ £9
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Verulam (readers' letters - May 2021)

This month's letters address the topics of floor loading, recycling materials and the importance of sketching skills, among others.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9

At the back

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<h4>Spotlight on Structures (May 2021)</h4>

Spotlight on Structures (May 2021)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has chosen to highlight a paper on soil–structure interaction and performance-based seismic design as his ‘Featured Article’ from the April 2021 issue of Structures .

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Diary dates (May 2021)</h4>

Diary dates (May 2021)

A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Diary dates (April 2021)</h4>

Diary dates (April 2021)

A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0