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The Structural Engineer

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

 

 

Industry CPD

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<h4>Industry CPD: Structural steel and the circular economy</h4>

Industry CPD: Structural steel and the circular economy

This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines a number of steel’s credentials specifically on its ability to be reused, recycled and multi-cycled, its structural efficiency as a construction material, and its alignment and application to circular economy principles.

Date ‐ 25 February 2021
Author ‐ Steel for Life
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Steel and embodied carbon</h4>

Industry CPD: Steel and embodied carbon

This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines the embodied carbon credentials of steel and its potential to contribute to a zero-carbon future.

Date ‐ 13 November 2020
Author ‐ Steel for Life
Price ‐ £0
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Prefabricated structural steel in a factory ready for transportation

Industry CPD: Steel and off-site construction

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.

Date ‐ 1 June 2020
Author ‐ Steel for Life
Price ‐ £0

Technical

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<h4>Historic plaster ceilings. Part 2: Survey, assessment and methods of conservation</h4>

Historic plaster ceilings. Part 2: Survey, assessment and methods of conservation

This article outlines methods of underside and topside ceiling inspection, how to interpret the inspection's findings, and specifying an appropriate maintenance or remedial strategy.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Scott Brookes
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Historic plaster ceilings. Part 1: Development and causes of failure</h4>

Historic plaster ceilings. Part 1: Development and causes of failure

Scott Brookes provides an introduction to historic plasterwork, outlining the historical development of the most common forms of traditional ceiling construction and summarising typical causes of deterioration and failure.

Date ‐ 1 March 2021
Author ‐ Scott Brookes
Price ‐ £9
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Diagram of different column arrangements to counter differential shortening

Technical Guidance Note (Level 3, No. 2): Axial shortening

This note discusses axial shortening within vertical concrete loadbearing elements in structures with more than 15 storeys.

Date ‐ 4 January 2021
Author ‐ Chris O'Regan
Price ‐ £9

Professional guidance

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<h4>Mediation – dispute resolution without the courts</h4>

Mediation – dispute resolution without the courts

Richard Garry explains how mediation can offer a pragmatic alternative to legal action to resolve a dispute.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Richard Garry
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>VAT reverse charge for building and construction services: what is it and will it affect me?</h4>

VAT reverse charge for building and construction services: what is it and will it affect me?

Stephen Patey summarises the UK’s new VAT domestic reverse charge mechanism and explains the implications for structural engineers.

Date ‐ 1 March 2021
Author ‐ Stephen Patey
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Specifying sustainable steel: revised CARES Sustainable Constructional Steel certification scheme</h4>

Specifying sustainable steel: revised CARES Sustainable Constructional Steel certification scheme

Dave Knight and Lee Brankley highlight key aspects of the latest version of CARES’ scheme for certifying sustainable steel and rebar products.

Date ‐ 1 February 2021
Author ‐ Dave Knight and Lee Brankley
Price ‐ £9

Features

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<h4>Formative assessment that bites</h4>

Formative assessment that bites

Carefully designed feedback events can have a significant impact upon understanding of structural behaviour for students preparing for professional status, according to this study at the University of Salford.

Date ‐ 1 February 2021
Author ‐ Jonathan Haynes
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>The climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond</h4>

The climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2020
Author ‐ Will Rogers-Tizard
Price ‐ £9
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Students discussing project work in lab

Curriculum evolution - change via a series of 'controlled explosions'

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.

Date ‐ 1 July 2020
Author ‐ Ted McKenna
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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<h4>1 Triton Square, London – low-carbon development through reuse of an existing building</h4>

1 Triton Square, London – low-carbon development through reuse of an existing building

This article describes the structural reuse and strengthening strategies adopted to enable three additional storeys to be added to an existing office building in London.

Date ‐ 1 March 2021
Author ‐ Andrew Robertson and Eric Sturel
Price ‐ £9
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View of MultiPly pavilion at V&A museum

Design and construction of the MultiPly pavilion using cross-laminated tulipwood

This paper describes the design, fabrication and erection of the MultiPly timber pavilion, which was made from the first cross-laminated timber to be manufactured at volume in the UK.

Date ‐ 4 January 2021
Author ‐ Simon Bateman and Carolina Bartram
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>The New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: the value of engineering</h4>

The New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: the value of engineering

The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the realisation of an ambitious vision for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, made possible by the response of the project team to the challenges this vision presented. Key to this has been the engineering innovation, particularly the contribution of structural engineering.

Date ‐ 16 November 2020
Author ‐ Rob Amphlett
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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<h4>Verulam (readers' letters - April 2021)</h4>

Verulam (readers' letters - April 2021)

This month's letters address the topics of responsibility for buildability of projects, the embodied carbon of steel and concrete, and carbon comparisons between materials, among others.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Viewpoint: Embracing probability: could big data spell the end of safety factors as we know them?</h4>

Viewpoint: Embracing probability: could big data spell the end of safety factors as we know them?

Arthur Coates calls on structural engineers to push for the adoption of post-monitoring sensors to provide better data on building performance and, ultimately, more accurate loading predictions.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Arthur Coates
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Viewpoint: Is there still a place for hand sketching in the digital design age?</h4>

Viewpoint: Is there still a place for hand sketching in the digital design age?

Andy Veall discusses his love of sketching and makes a case for engineers to continue to value and develop this essential design skill alongside their digital tools.

Date ‐ 1 March 2021
Author ‐ Andy Veall
Price ‐ £9

At the back

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<h4>Spotlight on Structures (April 2021)</h4>

Spotlight on Structures (April 2021)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on ‘Robustness of steel truss bridges: Laboratory testing of a full-scale 21-metre bridge span’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from the February 2021 issue.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Diary dates (April 2021)</h4>

Diary dates (April 2021)

A roundup of online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>The Drawing Board (April 2021)</h4>

The Drawing Board (April 2021)

This month Ron Slade has chosen a sketch submitted by Anthony McWatt of Harley Haddow Consulting Engineers.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Ron Slade
Price ‐ £9