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

Industry CPD

The Structural Engineer
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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<h4>Safe erection of steel structures</h4>

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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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
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CROSS logo

CROSS Safety Report: RAAC planks found on pitched roof of 1990s hospital building

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.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures
Price ‐ £0
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Woman looking over documents

Professional indemnity insurance: dealing with the 'run-off' risk

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.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Graeme Tinney
Price ‐ £9

Features

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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
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Diagram showing how carbon should be considered alongside traditional design parameters of cost, quality and time

Kenneth Severn Award 2022: Learning to tackle the climate emergency through materials and reuse

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.

Date ‐ 1 July 2022
Author ‐ Andrew Blackie
Price ‐ £9
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Full scale shear wall test

Optimising the structural design of modular housing by combining timber and lightweight steel framin

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.

Date ‐ 3 May 2022
Author ‐ Smail Kechidi
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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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
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Basement excavation for The Londoner hotel

Digging deep: design and construction of The Londoner hotel

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.

Date ‐ 1 July 2022
Author ‐ Rachel Cooper, Jack Firth and Simon Nevill
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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Verulam pen

Verulam (readers' letters – November/December 2022)

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.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
Book cover of The Blessings of Disaster

Book review: The blessings of disaster

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.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Alex Hu
Price ‐ £0
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Shalini Jagnarine-Azan headshot

Profile: Shalini Jagnarine-Azan

Helena Russell talks to Jamaica-based structural engineer Shalini Jagnarine-Azan about assessing disaster-hit healthcare facilities and improving their resilience against future events.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ Helena Russell
Price ‐ 9

At the back

The Structural Engineer
Climate change What everyone needs to know

Library update: Tackling the climate emergency

A recent member donation has enabled the Library to extend its collection of books on topics around the climate emergency.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £9
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Preparation for load test of arch footbridge constructed from reclaimed concrete blocks

Spotlight on Structures (November/December 2022)

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.

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0
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Pen and diary

Diary dates (November/December 2022)

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

Date ‐ 14 November 2022
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0