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The Structural Engineer

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

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 24): Principles of the design of post-fixed anchors

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 24): Principles of the design of post-fixed anchors

Designing a post-fixed anchor can be a convoluted process, principally due to the number of variables involved when considering its use in any given situation. The anchor itself could be resin-based or mechanical, with this choice guided by the material it is to be fixed into and the required loads.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Chris O'Regan
Price - £9
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Timber truss

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 23): Design of triangular timber trusses

This Technical Guidance Note offers advice on the design of triangular timber trusses.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Chris O'Regan
Price - £9
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Optimisation-driven conceptual design: case study of a large transfer truss

Optimisation-driven conceptual design: case study of a large transfer truss

This article describes the use of structural optimisation at the conceptual design stage to identify materially efficient solutions that incorporate buildability considerations.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Helen Fairclough, Matthew Gilbert, Clement Thirion, Andy Tyas and Pete Winslow
Price - £9

Professional Guidance

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Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: newsletter 57

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: newsletter 57

This article highlights a report from the latest CROSS newsletter on disproportionate collapse assessment.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Structural-Safety
Price - £0
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Business Practice Note No. 30: Reputational risk (and opportunities)

Business Practice Note No. 30: Reputational risk (and opportunities)

Rob Paul discusses factors which can affect a firm’s reputation and steps that can be taken to improve this.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Rob Paul
Price - £9
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Business Practice Note No. 29: Commercial risk and its mitigation

Business Practice Note No. 29: Commercial risk and its mitigation

Rob Paul advises readers how to understand the commercial risk attached to a project and discusses steps that can be taken to mitigate this risk.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Rob Paul
Price - £9

Features

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2020 vision: 'For an understanding of the future, look to the past'

2020 vision: 'For an understanding of the future, look to the past'

2020 President Don McQuillan – the Institution's 100th president – sets out his vision for the year in his inaugural address.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Don McQuillan
Price - £0
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Structural Awards 2019: Winners and commendations

Structural Awards 2019: Winners and commendations

Presenting the winners and commended projects in The Structural Awards 2019.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0
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Next-generation buildings: wired for health and wellbeing

Next-generation buildings: wired for health and wellbeing

Amy Brander, winner of the Institution’s Pai Lin Li Travel Award in 2018, discusses her research into the WELL Building Standard and the potential to design buildings that prioritise the health and wellbeing of their occupants.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Amy Brander
Price - £9

Project focus

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Xiqu Centre, Hong Kong: design and construction of a suspended theatre structure

Xiqu Centre, Hong Kong: design and construction of a suspended theatre structure

This article discusses some of the technical challenges in the design of the building structure – prompted by its unusual arrangement and constrained site – and how they were overcome. In particular, it will focus on the design and construction of the 1073-seat Grand Theatre spanning 37m over a column free public plaza.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Tom Kember
Price - £9
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Balcony in tower block

Manhattan Loft Gardens, London: balancing design and constructability

The structural engineering design of Manhattan Loft Gardens combined a high level of advanced analysis with a special focus on simplicity and constructability.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Dmitri Jajich and Stuart Marsh
Price - £9
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Design of the world's first sprayed-net, hyperboloid, lattice ice structure

Design of the world's first sprayed-net, hyperboloid, lattice ice structure

This article describes the design of the world’s first sprayed-net, hyperboloid, lattice ice structure, by a team from the University of Cambridge, for the Harbin Institute of Technology’s International Ice and Snow Innovation Construction Competition in 2018.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Cameron Millar
Price - £9

Opinion

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Verulam (readers' letters - February 2020)

Verulam (readers' letters - February 2020)

This month's letters consider the future of the built environment, the sustainability of timber as a building material, and offer further views on subsidence, among other topics.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Various
Price - £9
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Book review: Offsite production and manufacturing for innovative construction

Book review: Offsite production and manufacturing for innovative construction

This book offers a good introduction to the philosophy and drivers for off-site manufacture, but may be less relevant to those interested in the structural and constructional issues that will affect the next generation of this form of manufacture.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Mark Lawson
Price - £0
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Verulam pen

Verulam (readers' letters - January 2020)

This month's letters consider the environmental impact of flying, and return to the topics of the cost of professional indemnity insurance, subsidence issues, and building control on domestic projects.

Date - 2 January 2020
Author - Various
Price - £9

At the back

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Spotlight on Structures (February 2020)

Spotlight on Structures (February 2020)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, selects an article on structural behaviour of prefabricated stressed-skin engineered timber composite flooring systems as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 22 of Structures .

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Various
Price - £0
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Library update: New technology

Library update: New technology

The Library aims to cover all aspects of structural engineering – design, construction and maintenance – including technological developments. Although books, by their nature, take time to research, write and publish, the following recent additions to the Library collection address some emerging technologies.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Rob Thomas
Price - £9
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Diary dates (February 2020)

Diary dates (February 2020)

Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Date - 3 February 2020
Author - Various
Price - £0