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Technical

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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
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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 22): Workmanship and quality inspections by the structural eng

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 22): Workmanship and quality inspections by the structural eng

This Technical Guidance Note covers the inspection of structural elements that are typically present within buildings during their construction and/or alteration phases.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Chris O'Regan
Price - £9

Professional Guidance

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Grenfell Tower

How will the Hackitt Review shape the future of structural engineering?

Tony Jones summarises the key recommendations for reform of the building safety regulatory system in the UK, and explores the impact these may have on structural engineers.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Tony Jones
Price - £9
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Rotten CLT panel

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: newsletter 56

This article highlights a report from CROSS newsletter 56 on rotting of CLT panels.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Structural-Safety
Price - £0
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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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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
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Safety of hanging systems: lessons from CROSS reports

Safety of hanging systems: lessons from CROSS reports

This paper explores the reasons why failures of hanging systems occur and suggests that increased design attention is required to assure system safety.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Allan Mann
Price - £9

Project focus

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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
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Design and construction of a snowfall protection structure on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail corridor, G

Design and construction of a snowfall protection structure on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail corridor, G

This project involved the design and construction of a structure comprising four tunnels with a total length of 2434m. An initial in situ concrete scheme was changed to a corrugated steel plate assembly, enabling improvements in material transportation and construction.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Mikus Cirulis and Maris Cirulis
Price - £9

Opinion

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Housing estate under construction

Viewpoint: Resolving the housing crisis: the role of the engineer

Richard Lankshear explores ways in which structural engineers are uniquely equipped to help tackle the UK’s housing shortage.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Richard Lankshear
Price - £9
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Lateral stability sketch

Verulam (readers' letters - November 2019)

This month's letters consider the restoration of Notre-Dame cathedral, the rising cost of insurance cover for engineers, subsidence terminology in insurance reports, lateral stability and other topics.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Various
Price - £9
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Tower Bridge book cover

Book review: Tower Bridge: Operations Manual (1894 to date)

This jokey-styled book relating the history of Tower Bridge is most appealing in its illustrations, which offer both delight and technical interest, finds Angus Low.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Angus Low
Price - £0

At the back

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Modular construction

Spotlight on Structures (November 2019)

Highlighting two papers in Structures : one on 'Fatigue design of selected details in steel bridges' and a second on 'Steel concrete composite systems for modular construction of high-rise buildings'.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0
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Load paths transfer

The Drawing Board (November 2019)

Rob Wiesner's sketch demonstrates the direction of load paths and how the reinforced concrete core walls transfer at the lower levels of 1 Undershaft in London.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Ron Slade
Price - £9
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Diary dates (November 2019)

Diary dates (November 2019)

Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Date - 18 November 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0