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

Industry CPD

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Below ground site with sheet piles

Industry CPD: Structural waterproofing by design

This CPD module, sponsored by MAPEI, explores the addition of waterproofing admixtures to concrete in order to build a watertight below-ground structure.

Date ‐ 1 October 2022
Author ‐ MAPEI
Price ‐ £0
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Farrat structural thermal break in typical concrete-to-steel connection

Structural thermal breaks: design considerations and certification

This CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, examines the realities of designing for the competing requirements of structural, thermal and fire performance through the lens of structural thermal breaks.

Date ‐ 1 July 2022
Author ‐ Farrat
Price ‐ £0
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Deflection analysis of floor slab

Industry CPD: Calculating cracking deformation in concrete

This CPD module, sponsored by Buildsoft, explores the benefits of advanced structural analysis software when calculating cracked deflections of reinforced concrete beams and floor slabs.

Date ‐ 1 June 2022
Author ‐ BuildSoft
Price ‐ £0

Technical

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Cantilever walkway collapse at block of flats

Structural safety of cantilever structures

This article aims to identify gaps in Eurocode and IStructE guidance, and make recommendations on additional considerations that engineers should take into account when designing or assessing cantilever structures.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Keith Lam
Price ‐ £9
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Safe erection of steel structures

This primer from Allan Mann presents an introduction to the practicalities and demands of erecting steel structures.

Date ‐ 8 September 2022
Author ‐ Allan Mann
Price ‐ £9
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Analysis of masonry viaduct under load

A simple analytical study of masonry viaducts

This article proposes a new, simplified model of behaviour for masonry viaducts, discussing its limitations and implications for understanding the sources of observed damage.

Date ‐ 1 June 2022
Author ‐ Bill Harvey and Edward Maunder
Price ‐ £9

Professional guidance

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Woman reading at the stand in legal office

Acting as an expert witness: Understanding the role and its responsibilities

In the first of a two-part article that examines how to act as an expert witness, Institution Past-President Nick Russell explores the main considerations when taking on this vital role.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Nick Russell
Price ‐ 9
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Building control process diagram

The Building Safety Act: what does it mean for structural design engineers?

IStructE Technical Director, Patrick Hayes, sets out the key changes that the Building Safety Act will bring for structural engineers in England and Wales, and outlines the Institution’s plans to issue guidance for members.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Patrick Hayes
Price ‐ £9
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General image for second generation of Eurocodes

Eurocodes evolution: preparing for the second generation

Steve Denton and Mariapia Angelino provide an overview of the background, status and transition timetable for the second-generation EN Eurocodes that are in development.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Steve Denton and Mariapia Angelino
Price ‐ £0

Features

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View of Christchurch Town Hall auditorium

Towards a holistic performance-based design approach

Miguel Martinez-Paneda describes current performance-based design uses, and advocates the potential for its wider application in a holistic approach.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Miguel Martinez-Paneda
Price ‐ £9
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Project process nested diagram

Regenerative education in practice

This article on 'regenerative engineering' looks at the requirements for engineers and highlights the educational change needed for the industry to put this into practice.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Chris Wise
Price ‐ £9
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Diagram of Phase II of the Viadux development

Design of efficient steel trusses to resist progressive collapse

This research-based article discusses the design of a steel transfer truss resistant to progressive collapse as part of the Viadux II project in Manchester, UK.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Nada Elkady, Yasser Eljajeh, Kevin Gilsenan and Levingshan Augusthus Nelson
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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Revit model of Dubai Sunshades at Expo 2020

Engineering pivoting shade structures for the Dubai Expo

This article focuses on the engineering of pivoting sunshade structures for the Dubai Expo 2020, which won a Structural Award 2022.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Alex Lynes
Price ‐ £9
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Timber swing bench, Soldatendreef, Belgium

Engineering of a super-long hanging bench fabricated partially from thermally modified timber

The design fabrication and installation of one of the longest single-span swinging benches of its kind in the world.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ James Whiteley and Diederik Veenendaal
Price ‐ £9
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General view of Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore

Jewel Changi Airport: a destination in its own right

How the world's largest gridshell-enclosed building was designed and constructed in Singapore.

Date ‐ 8 September 2022
Author ‐ Cristobal Correa
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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Verulam pen

Verulam (readers' letters – January 2023)

This month's letters discuss the question of competency, praise an Industry CPD article, call for the Institution to have an international voice on decarbonisation, and seek to clarify fees for engaging a structural engineer.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9
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Design of structural elements book cover

Book review: Design of structural elements (4th ed.)

Chanakya Arya’s fourth edition of Design of Structural Elements provides an introduction to concrete, steel, timber, masonry and composites, but this update seems to omit context around the structural elements, writes Chris O’Regan.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Chris O'Regan
Price ‐ £0
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Load testing of structure by hanging dustbins full of water from it

Innovating our way to a safe and resilient future

Mike Cook sets out a vision for the future in which testing, modelling and a change in mindset allow the construction industry to decarbonise rapidly while ensuring our buildings are safe to occupy and resilient to the effects of climate breakdown.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ Mike Cook
Price ‐ 9

At the back

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Bridge Traffic Loading book cover

Library update: Recent additions

This article provides a flavour of the most recent additions to the Institution's Library.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0
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Structures masthead over tall building with glass facade

Spotlight on Structures (January 2023)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has chosen a paper on reinforced concrete (RC) frames subjected to progressive collapse. The paper proposes refined configuration and calibration on compression bar force-slip springs of component-based models for RC frames.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0
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Pen and diary

Diary dates (January 2023)

A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.

Date ‐ 3 January 2023
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0