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The Structural Engineer

The flagship publication of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Available to Institution members, and on subscription.

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Industry CPD

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Prefabricated structural steel in a factory ready for transportation

Industry CPD: Steel and off-site construction

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.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Steel for Life
Price - £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Modelling buildings for seismic analysis</h4>

Industry CPD: Modelling buildings for seismic analysis

This CPD module, sponsored by SCIA, introduces best practice guidelines for performing seismic analysis using the Modal Response Spectrum Method in finite element software. These principles ought to be well understood when applied to 3D models.

Date - 1 May 2020
Author - SCIA
Price - £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Fire protection of steel-framed buildings</h4>

Industry CPD: Fire protection of steel-framed buildings

This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, provides an introduction to fire protection of new steel-framed buildings. It will provide an overview of the performance of steel in fire, legislation and standards on fire resistance, fire resistance periods and fire protection options for steel-framed buildings.

Date - 3 March 2020
Author - Steel for Life
Price - £0

Technical

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Open tread cantilever stone staircase

Stone as a structural material. Part 2: Traditional and reinforced stone stairs

By adopting a creative approach to structural analysis, design and detailing, the structural principles of stone cantilever stairs can be combined and extrapolated to design and construct more refined structures in myriad applications.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Scott Boote
Price - £9
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<h4>Influence of shrinkage strains on the cracking of reinforced concrete beams</h4>

Influence of shrinkage strains on the cracking of reinforced concrete beams

This paper demonstrates that it can be appropriate to add part of the shrinkage strain to the cracking strain resulting from mechanical loads. A revision to the crack width expression 7.8 in Eurocode 2, which currently ignores this effect, is proposed and discussed.

Date - 1 May 2020
Author - Richard Scott, Tony Jones and Robin Whittle
Price - £9
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<h4>Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 25): Designing for torsion in reinforced concrete elements</h4>

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 25): Designing for torsion in reinforced concrete elements

This Technical Guidance Note discusses the impact torsion has on the design and detailing of reinforced concrete elements.

Date - 1 April 2020
Author - Chris O'Regan
Price - £0

Professional guidance

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<h4>Business Practice Note No. 33: Developing a quality management system</h4>

Business Practice Note No. 33: Developing a quality management system

Norman Train concludes his look at quality management systems by offering advice on how firms can set up a QMS.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Norman Train
Price - £9
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Engineers from Integral on day out

Finding a better balance

Three companies of differing sizes share their approaches to fostering an inclusive workplace and a healthy gender balance within their engineering teams.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Liza Kane, Tim Lucas and Margaret Cooke
Price - £9
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<h4>Mental health at work: signs, symptoms and support solutions</h4>

Mental health at work: signs, symptoms and support solutions

Mark McBride-Wright provides an introduction to mental health issues in the engineering workplace, and ways that firms can support their employees.

Date - 1 May 2020
Author - Mark McBride-Wright
Price - £0

Features

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<h4>Outcomes from applying the inverted classroom to a first-year structures module</h4>

Outcomes from applying the inverted classroom to a first-year structures module

This paper, based on a winning entry to the Institution’s Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2015, provides an account of action research in the application of inverted classroom principles to teaching first-year undergraduate civil engineering students.

Date - 1 May 2020
Author - Jonathan Haynes and Neil Currie
Price - £9
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<h4>Shell structures: lessons in structural efficiency for sustainable construction</h4>

Shell structures: lessons in structural efficiency for sustainable construction

Isuru Nanayakkara looks at traditional technologies and modern approaches to lightweight shell construction to seek a better perspective on how shell technology can be appropriated to different local contexts.

Date - 1 April 2020
Author - Kavinda Isuru Nanayakkara
Price - £9
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<h4>We need to talk about timber: fire safety design in tall buildings</h4>

We need to talk about timber: fire safety design in tall buildings

This paper attempts to clearly articulate some of the key hazards associated with engineered timber – and show how these may be addressed by competent design professionals.

Date - 3 March 2020
Author - Angus Law and Rory Hadden
Price - £9

Project focus

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Grand Theatre de Rabat under construction

The structure of the Grand Theatre de Rabat, Morocco: from digital design to local construction

This paper describes the structural design, from concept to delivery, of the Grand Theatre de Rabat in Morocco.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Gerry O'Brien and Nicolas Sterling
Price - £9
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<h4>Design and construction of the Doha Link, Kuwait</h4>

Design and construction of the Doha Link, Kuwait

This paper gives an overview of the design and construction of this 7.7km marine viaduct in Kuwait, and explains how these were optimised to ensure successful delivery within the demanding programme constraints.

Date - 1 April 2020
Author - Bahman Kermani and Paul Pankhurst
Price - £9
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<h4>The Hornet's Nest pavilion - learning the challenges of full-scale construction from a digital model</h4>

The Hornet's Nest pavilion - learning the challenges of full-scale construction from a digital model

In 2018, BuroHappold Engineering and Studio X of the Hochschule Anhalt Graduate School of Architecture in Dessau, Germany, collaborated on the design and construction of the Hornet's Nest, a parametrically designed, temporary, timber pavilion assembled without the use of mechanical connections.

Date - 3 March 2020
Author - Alejandro Niklison, Sabine Mueller and Florian Foerster
Price - £9

Opinion

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<h4>Verulam (readers' letters - June 2020)</h4>

Verulam (readers' letters - June 2020)

This month's letters discuss inspection of fire damage in buildings, floor loadings, building control processes and the benefits of remote learning, among other topics.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Various
Price - £9
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Photo of Kate Simonen

Profile: Kate Simonen

Kate Simonen has been promoting the cause of embodied carbon reduction in structures for the past decade through the Carbon Leadership Forum.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Jackie Whitelaw
Price - £0
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<h4>Profile: Richard Nicholl</h4>

Profile: Richard Nicholl

Richard Nicholl has exchanged his company saloon and brogues for a 4x4 and walking boots as the National Trust’s first full-time structural engineer.

Date - 1 May 2020
Author - Jackie Whitelaw
Price - £0

At the back

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Sketch of load paths for bridge

The Drawing Board (June 2020)

This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Jialei Ding, produced for a bridge design project at university.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Ron Slade
Price - £9
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Crane runway girder retrofitted with boxed upper flange

Spotlight on Structures (June 2020)

As his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 25 (June 2020), Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected an article that presents a new design concept for the calculation of the local bending stresses in webs of retrofitted crane runway girders with a new boxed upper flange.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Various
Price - £0
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<h4>Diary dates (June 2020)</h4>

Diary dates (June 2020)

This month we focus on e-learning opportunities, including new webinars on offer on the Institution website.

Date - 1 June 2020
Author - Various
Price - £0