This CPD module, sponsored by MAPEI, explores the addition of waterproofing admixtures to concrete in order to build a watertight below-ground structure.
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.
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.
Sanja Buncic of Elliott Wood provides an introduction into modern timber-frame design, covering the various types and design considerations.
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.
This primer from Allan Mann presents an introduction to the practicalities and demands of erecting steel structures.
This month we present a report expressing concerns about a repeat failure of building cladding, in severe but not exceptional winds, that saw panels fall to the public street below.
Claire Meade of insurance broker Griffiths & Armour examines the insurance industry approach to the emerging trend for reuse of structural steel, and considers the disclosure requirements for designers.
Jose Torero, Katherine Cashell and Oliver Wilton summarise the key issues around fire safety of structural timber, and explore where responsibility for this lies under new regulations in the UK.
Robert Thorne charts the progress of the IStructE's History Study Group as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Members of the design team for the Department of Education's GenZero initiative discuss the dynamic behaviour of timber-concrete composite floor slabs for sustainable schools.
Smail Kechidi presents a case study of how a modular housing system has been refined to minimise upfront carbon emissions.
This article discusses a performance-based approach to robustness assessment which was implemented on 21 Moorfields in London.
This article describes the off-site, modular approach adopted for the roof at One Sherwood Street, London, which allowed it to be prefabricated in a controlled factory environment.
Robert Mills explains how the Holbein Gardens refurbishment project in London has minimised embodied carbon by reclaiming steel for reuse from the original structure.
This month's letters continue the debate around top-down drawings, as well as explore collaboration, partnerships and buildability.
In 2008, Sarah Buck became the first female President of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Fifteen years later, she reflects on what has changed in this time and what's next for the industry.
Sinead Conneely introduces unstructured , a collective of female and non-binary engineers working together to challenge gender inequality in the built environment.
The Featured Article for Volume 51 of Structures concerns the wind effects on a 282-metre-tall tower in China and the two varied models used to analyse them.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
This month, judge Ron Slade has chosen sketches by Amrit Aluna and Gareth Atkinson as joint winners of The Drawing Board for May 2023.