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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.
Cost is a key consideration in many design decisions, so an understanding of approximate costs and cost drivers is a professional skill that structural engineers are advised to develop through their careers. This article provides an introduction to initial cost estimates for structural steelwork and the key cost drivers in the early design stages of a project.
This article covers the reasons for post-tensioning stone, the advantages of doing so, and presents a series of projects that demonstrate the evolution and development of engineers' expertise and understanding at Webb Yates.
This Technical Guidance Note explains how rolled steel I and H-sections are designed to resist torsion.
Alastair Soane of Structural-Safety sets out the key changes for structural engineers proposed in the UK government’s draft Building Safety Bill.
Jon Cooper and Ashley Borthwick of law firm Womble Bond Dickinson summarise the key workplace safety guidance for the UK construction industry as Covid-19 restrictions are eased.
Neil Wakeman gives an overview of the development of collaborative business relationships in accordance with internationally recognised standards
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.
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.
This article presents a retrospective, personal account of the design of the stone arches for the Padre Pio church in Italy between 1990 and 2004. Inspired by a resurgence in interest in stone as a structural material, it seeks to relate the design development of this innovative project and discuss some of the hurdles that had to be overcome when working outside codes of practice.
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.
Oliver Broadbent and James Norman call for a rethink of engineering education to meet the needs of an industry adapting to the demands of the climate emergency.
This month's letters consider the roles of engineers and architects, embodied carbon calculations and a circular economy for steel, among other topics.
Matthew Wells enjoys this polemical collection of essays on the future of building design.
This month Ron has selected two winners – Joao Alves and Cashel Cahill – with very different sketches.
This month we highlight the winning papers in the 2020 Structures prizes. Both papers are available free of charge until the end of October.
A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution.