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This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, will look at the structural steelwork construction process with a focus on established off-site processes and practices and the benefits provided.
This CPD module, sponsored by SCIA, introduces best practice guidelines for performing seismic analysis using the Modal Response Spectrum Method in finite element software. These principles ought to be well understood when applied to 3D models.
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, provides an introduction to fire protection of new steel-framed buildings. It will provide an overview of the performance of steel in fire, legislation and standards on fire resistance, fire resistance periods and fire protection options for steel-framed buildings.
By adopting a creative approach to structural analysis, design and detailing, the structural principles of stone cantilever stairs can be combined and extrapolated to design and construct more refined structures in myriad applications.
This paper demonstrates that it can be appropriate to add part of the shrinkage strain to the cracking strain resulting from mechanical loads. A revision to the crack width expression 7.8 in Eurocode 2, which currently ignores this effect, is proposed and discussed.
This Technical Guidance Note discusses the impact torsion has on the design and detailing of reinforced concrete elements.
Norman Train concludes his look at quality management systems by offering advice on how firms can set up a QMS.
Three companies of differing sizes share their approaches to fostering an inclusive workplace and a healthy gender balance within their engineering teams.
Mark McBride-Wright provides an introduction to mental health issues in the engineering workplace, and ways that firms can support their employees.
This paper, based on a winning entry to the Institution’s Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2015, provides an account of action research in the application of inverted classroom principles to teaching first-year undergraduate civil engineering students.
Isuru Nanayakkara looks at traditional technologies and modern approaches to lightweight shell construction to seek a better perspective on how shell technology can be appropriated to different local contexts.
This paper attempts to clearly articulate some of the key hazards associated with engineered timber – and show how these may be addressed by competent design professionals.
This paper describes the structural design, from concept to delivery, of the Grand Theatre de Rabat in Morocco.
This paper gives an overview of the design and construction of this 7.7km marine viaduct in Kuwait, and explains how these were optimised to ensure successful delivery within the demanding programme constraints.
In 2018, BuroHappold Engineering and Studio X of the Hochschule Anhalt Graduate School of Architecture in Dessau, Germany, collaborated on the design and construction of the Hornet's Nest, a parametrically designed, temporary, timber pavilion assembled without the use of mechanical connections.
This month's letters discuss inspection of fire damage in buildings, floor loadings, building control processes and the benefits of remote learning, among other topics.
Kate Simonen has been promoting the cause of embodied carbon reduction in structures for the past decade through the Carbon Leadership Forum.
This month's letters discuss shell structures, the cost of professional indemnity insurance, UK planning procedures, and offer further thoughts on floor loadings and embodied carbon.
This month Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Jialei Ding, produced for a bridge design project at university.
As his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 25 (June 2020), Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected an article that presents a new design concept for the calculation of the local bending stresses in webs of retrofitted crane runway girders with a new boxed upper flange.
This month we focus on e-learning opportunities, including new webinars on offer on the Institution website.