The CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, discusses the use of structural thermal breaks to reduce energy transfer and loss between structurally loaded building details.
This CPD module, sponsored by MAPEI, introduces the use of FRP for the structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures. It provides an overview of the composite materials and the design approach for flexural, shear and axial strengthening.
This CPD module, sponsored by IDEA StatiCa UK, introduces CBFEM, a method to analyse and design connections of steel structures, which is a synergy of the standard approach to connection design (component method) and finite elements.
This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description of some common strengthening options, as well as guidance on where to find more information.
This article offers some solutions to help structural engineers design efficient timber buildings.
This Technical Guidance Note introduces the analysis and design methods for post-fixed anchors and explains how they can be applied.
John Parker proposes a series of minor improvements that can collectively add up to significant carbon savings when designing concrete buildings.
Dr Kristy MacDonald, Secretary of the IStructE Benevolent Fund, explains what support the Fund can provide to members as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This two-part article explains how BS 7973:2001 solves the problem of failure to achieve the specified concrete cover to steel reinforcement. Part 1 discusses product performance requirements for spacers and chairs.
Part 2 of this article provides an overview of the careers of two pioneering women in engineering who could be considered candidates as the 'first woman members' of the Institution, Florence Taylor and Mary Irvine.
Peter Laidler describes a small practice's solution to calculating the embodied carbon of its standard structural designs.
This article gives an overview of the careers of several pioneering women in the civil and structural engineering fields over the past 200 years.
This article provides an overview of the recent refurbishment and upgrade of the IMAX cinema located in the Ronson Theatre at London's Science Museum, including discussion of the initial investigations of the existing structure.
22 Bishopsgate was erected on the site of an abandoned project, reusing 100% of the existing foundations from three previous buildings, and incorporating more than 50% of the basement built for its predecessor. This article describes the approach to reusing the existing foundations and basement, as well as the focus on material efficiency in designing the superstructure and transfer structures.
This article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.
This month's letters ask questions about timber connections and pull-out loads; provide a robust defence of educators; discuss the importance of an understanding of structural behaviour and of site experience; and return to the subject of salaries, among other topics.
This month's letters discuss online AGMs, gaining experience on site, the increasing loss of professionals from the industry, and the rising costs of professional indemnity insurance, among other topics.
David Brohn laments the level of understanding of structural behaviour among civil engineering graduates and calls on universities to address the issue in their teaching.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on the flexural behaviour of structural timber beams strengthened with NSM basalt and glass FRP bars as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 33 of Structures .
A roundup of the online events and activities available from the Institution and its Regional Groups.