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.
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 article proposes a new, simplified model of behaviour for masonry viaducts, discussing its limitations and implications for understanding the sources of observed damage.
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.
This month's CROSS report serves as a reminder to all engineers about the problems associated with RAAC planks and to be vigilant during any site inspections of existing buildings.
In this second ‘back to basics’ article, Graeme Tinney of professional indemnity brokers Griffiths & Armour looks at the implications of the ‘claims made’ nature of PI insurance, the importance of run-off cover and the impact of market conditions.
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.
Andrew Blackie examines what the structural engineering profession can learn from the past in order to tackle the climate emergency with a new approach to materials, efficiency and reuse.
Smail Kechidi describes his research into cold-formed steel-framed shear walls sheathed in timber, which won the Institution’s Research into Practice essay competition in 2021.
The design fabrication and installation of one of the longest single-span swinging benches of its kind in the world.
How the world's largest gridshell-enclosed building was designed and constructed in Singapore.
This article provides an overview of the key design and construction considerations associated with building a deep basement on a constrained site in the heart of London.
This month's letters set out the benefits of the SER scheme in Scotland for checking structural designs, consider the adaptation of car parks for electric vehicles. and more.
Citing case studies from the Kobe and Christchurch earthquakes in 1995 and 2011, respectively, as well as category five hurricanes in the USA’s south, this book will appeal to both engineers and the general public, writes Alex Hu.
Helena Russell talks to Jamaica-based structural engineer Shalini Jagnarine-Azan about assessing disaster-hit healthcare facilities and improving their resilience against future events.
A recent member donation has enabled the Library to extend its collection of books on topics around the climate emergency.
The Featured Articles for Volume 43 and Volume 44 explore the use of reclaimed concrete blocks and early warning of fire-induced failure in steel beams, respectively.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.