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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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Blue abstract blocks

Qualifying standards review: what do I need to know?

The IStructE Membership team reports on changes to the assessment process leading to professional registration which will come into force in 2023.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Membership team
Price ‐ £9
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Blue abstract blocks

Code of Conduct – an update for members

Kristy MacDonald provides a summary of the key revisions to the Institution’s new Code of Conduct.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Kristy MacDonald
Price ‐ £9
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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

Features

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FRP retrofit schemes for beam-column joint subassemblies

Assessment and retrofit of deficient reinforced concrete structures using advanced composites

Umut Akguzel describes his research into seismic retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures using advanced composites, which won the Institution's inaugural Research into Practice essay competition in 2019.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Umut Akguzel
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>100 not out: a century of The Structural Engineer</h4>

100 not out: a century of The Structural Engineer

Allan Mann, a long-standing member of The Structural Engineer Editorial Advisory Group, looks back at the publication's history as it marks its centenary.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Allan Mann
Price ‐ £9
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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

Project focus

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Preparatory works for demolition of Huntingdon Railway Viaduct

Decommissioning of the A14 Huntingdon Railway Viaduct, Cambridgeshire

This paper describes the demolition of the central suspended span of the Huntingdon Railway Viaduct, which crosses the East Coast Main Line on the west side of the Cambridgeshire town.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Colin George, Mark Hatcher, Chris Law, Ionut Paunescu
Price ‐ £9
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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
The Structural Engineer
<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

Opinion

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<h4>Verulam (readers' letters – January 2022)</h4>

Verulam (readers' letters – January 2022)

This month's letters discuss design responsibilities, the cost of professional services, insurance matters and the value of 'thinking time'.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Book review: Structural design for physical security</h4>

Book review: Structural design for physical security

This accessible book on physical security will be useful to both engineers new to the subject and those more experienced seeking a reference document, say Andrew Morrison and Giles Prosser.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Andrew Morrison and Giles Prosser
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Load test of mocked up arch for Padre Pio church, Italy

Thinking stone: some aspects of the structural design evolution for the Padre Pio church, Italy

In this 'Comment and reply' piece, Gabriele del Mese, project lead for the detailed design of the Padre Pio church, offers his perspective in response to an article by Alistair Lenczner in August 2020.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Gabriele del Mese
Price ‐ £9

At the back

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Sketch for feasibility study for new 12-storey building

The Drawing Board (January 2022)

This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Victoria Tinney of Clancy Consulting.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Victoria Tinney
Price ‐ £9
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Seismic simulation tool for masonry building

Spotlight on Structures (January 2022)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on seismic simulation tools and methods for developing countries as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 34.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Diary dates (January 2022)</h4>

Diary dates (January 2022)

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

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0