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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.
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines a number of steel’s credentials specifically on its ability to be reused, recycled and multi-cycled, its structural efficiency as a construction material, and its alignment and application to circular economy principles.
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines the embodied carbon credentials of steel and its potential to contribute to a zero-carbon future.
This article outlines methods of underside and topside ceiling inspection, how to interpret the inspection's findings, and specifying an appropriate maintenance or remedial strategy.
Scott Brookes provides an introduction to historic plasterwork, outlining the historical development of the most common forms of traditional ceiling construction and summarising typical causes of deterioration and failure.
This note discusses axial shortening within vertical concrete loadbearing elements in structures with more than 15 storeys.
Kristy MacDonald explains how the Institution of Structural Engineers Benevolent Fund can support members in financial difficulty or when suffering from mental health problems.
Sally Desborough explains why mental health has been a hot topic over the past year and why it is so important that workplaces make mental health a priority.
This month we highlight a report raising concerns about the fire safety of multistorey buildings comprising cross-laminated timber structures and the risk of collapse in the event of an uncontrolled fire.
Carefully designed feedback events can have a significant impact upon understanding of structural behaviour for students preparing for professional status, according to this study at the University of Salford.
In his winning entry to the Institution’s Kenneth Severn Award 2020 – an annual essay competition for young engineers – Will Rogers-Tizard argues that structural engineers can help tackle the climate emergency by making better use of materials, understanding carbon values and questioning industry norms.
This paper, based on the winning entry to the Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2019, presents a multifaceted yet controlled exploration of the potential to achieve progressive change towards a new vision of structural engineering education.
The article showcases the University of East Anglia's Enterprise Centre project, a low-carbon, sustainable building which achieves both Passivhaus standard and BREEAM Outstanding rating.
This article describes the structural reuse and strengthening strategies adopted to enable three additional storeys to be added to an existing office building in London.
This paper describes the design, fabrication and erection of the MultiPly timber pavilion, which was made from the first cross-laminated timber to be manufactured at volume in the UK.
Andy Leask sees a role for the professional institutions in creating an environment where all people – from junior staff to directors – feel comfortable discussing mental health issues with their peers.
Neil Wakeman calls for codes of conduct to balance risk and competency against a need to allow engineering skills to be applied as fully as possible in the pursuit of better solutions.
This month's letters address the topics of floor loading, recycling materials and the importance of sketching skills, among others.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has chosen to highlight a paper on soil–structure interaction and performance-based seismic design as his ‘Featured Article’ from the April 2021 issue of Structures .
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.