This CPD module, sponsored by Oasys, explains what we mean by accuracy and precision, looks at possible causes of inaccuracy when conducting a finite-element analysis and discusses the role of validation and verification in checking the accuracy of modelling output.
This CPD module, sponsored by SCIA, examines the analysis and design of steel-and-concrete composite columns.
This CPD module, sponsored by MAPEI, explores the addition of waterproofing admixtures to concrete in order to build a watertight below-ground structure.
James Morton and Gavin White discuss findings from a comparative analysis of MMC and 'typical' construction practices, specifically focusing on the impact on the upfront embodied carbon for the structural systems of MMC.
Nigel Ostime introduces some of the key considerations and questions across the design and procurement process when using MMC.
This article seeks to describe the approach taken to designing a glass balustrade in CEN/TS 19100 Design of glass structures , a draft document which is a precursor to the publication of a Eurocode.
Theodore Wright explores the relationships that structural engineers will have with other stakeholders on a project, and the importance of devoting time and attention to these.
Hugh Docherty examines the potential damage caused by carbonation in reinforced concrete, and offers brief advice on identification and remediation.
This month we present a report relating to the design of a low-rise modular building and the requirement, or otherwise, for positive fixings between the superstructure and the substructure.
Tanya de Hoog, 2024 IStructE President, addresses the membership with a focus on technical expertise, collaboration and aligned action.
Pedro Guedes explores the role of British, European and US engineers in developing the railway networks that spread across South America in the 19th century.
This article gives a view of the way in which assessment codes can fall short in carrying out a structural assessment of steel bridges.
This article focuses on two structural glass elements located in the entry vestibule of Atlantis The Royal hotel: Deluge – a pair of all-glass lifts with water cascading on the outer surface; and Alight – a feature involving fire, water and glass.
This article describes the feasibility studies, investigations, analysis, structural health monitoring, digital twinning, and structural adequacy verification of the repurposed 50-storey Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia.
This article presents a summary of the substantial engineering work undertaken to bring Battersea Power Station back to life.
This inspirational book crams in a vast array of Paul Fast's timber engineering creativity and shares the human stories behind great structural engineering, says Tim Ibell.
This month's letters concern Category 3 checks, subsidence on shrinkable soils and seismic design of residential structures.
Drawing on their project experience, Alice Berry, Sahil Limbu and Heleni Pantelidou share tips on how to ensure that modern methods of construction deliver carbon savings.
This month, Ron Slade has chosen a sketch by Ameet Mistry as the winner of The Drawing Board.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
The Featured Article for Volume 57 (November 2023) of Structures is now available. Chosen by Associate Editor Jason Ingham, the article discusses full-scale tests of steel storage pallet racks and their failure modes during testing.