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Industry CPD

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<h4>Industry CPD: Thermal bridging and structural thermal breaks</h4>

Industry CPD: Thermal bridging and structural thermal breaks

The CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, discusses the use of structural thermal breaks to reduce energy transfer and loss between structurally loaded building details.

Date ‐ 5 July 2021
Author ‐ Farrat
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Design approach for structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using FRP</h4>

Design approach for structural strengthening of reinforced concrete structures using FRP

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.

Date ‐ 28 May 2021
Author ‐ MAPEI
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Industry CPD: Numerical modelling of joints for structural design using CBFEM</h4>

Industry CPD: Numerical modelling of joints for structural design using CBFEM

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.

Date ‐ 30 April 2021
Author ‐ IDEA StatiCa
Price ‐ £0

Technical

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<h4>Strengthening of existing buildings: an introduction</h4>

Strengthening of existing buildings: an introduction

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Lizzie Blaisdell Collins and Joe White
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Design solutions for efficient timber buildings</h4>

Design solutions for efficient timber buildings

This article offers some solutions to help structural engineers design efficient timber buildings.

Date ‐ 2 August 2021
Author ‐ James Walker
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Technical Guidance Note (Level 3, No. 3): Application of design methods of post-fixed anchors in c</h4>

Technical Guidance Note (Level 3, No. 3): Application of design methods of post-fixed anchors in c

This Technical Guidance Note introduces the analysis and design methods for post-fixed anchors and explains how they can be applied.

Date ‐ 5 July 2021
Author ‐ Chris O'Regan
Price ‐ £9

Professional guidance

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Small column splay to reduce punching shear

Marginal gains – carbon in concrete buildings

John Parker proposes a series of minor improvements that can collectively add up to significant carbon savings when designing concrete buildings.

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ John Parker
Price ‐ £9
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Blue abstract blocks

Help is at hand from the Institution of Structural Engineers Benevolent Fund

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.

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Kristy MacDonald
Price ‐ £9
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Photo showing inadequate concrete cover to steel reinforcement cages

Cover to reinforcement – getting it right: product performance requirements

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.

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Chris Shaw
Price ‐ £9

Features

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<h4>Power stations, bridges and skyscrapers: forgotten figures in structural engineering history (Pt 2)</h4>

Power stations, bridges and skyscrapers: forgotten figures in structural engineering history (Pt 2)

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Fiona Cobb
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective</h4>

Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective

Peter Laidler describes a small practice's solution to calculating the embodied carbon of its standard structural designs.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Peter Laidler
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Power stations, bridges and skyscrapers: forgotten figures in structural engineering history (Pt 1)</h4>

Power stations, bridges and skyscrapers: forgotten figures in structural engineering history (Pt 1)

This article gives an overview of the careers of several pioneering women in the civil and structural engineering fields over the past 200 years.

Date ‐ 2 August 2021
Author ‐ Nina Baker
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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Model of projector room structure

Upgrading the IMAX theatre at London’s Science Museum

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.

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Claire Young
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Reuse, build less, build lean: low-carbon design for 22 Bishopsgate, London</h4>

Reuse, build less, build lean: low-carbon design for 22 Bishopsgate, London

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Diego Padilla Philipps
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>RICA – climate-positive design using locally sourced materials</h4>

RICA – climate-positive design using locally sourced materials

This article describes the climate-positive design for the campus of the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.

Date ‐ 5 July 2021
Author ‐ James Kitchin, Rosie Goldrick and Kelly Alvarez Doran
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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

Verulam (readers' letters - October 2021)

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.

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Verulam (readers' letters - September 2021)</h4>

Verulam (readers' letters - September 2021)

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Viewpoint: Structural behaviour revisited: who will take up the education challenge?</h4>

Viewpoint: Structural behaviour revisited: who will take up the education challenge?

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.

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ David Brohn
Price ‐ £9

At the back

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Examples of NSM reinforcement configurations

Spotlight on Structures (October 2021)

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 .

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Diary dates (October 2021)</h4>

Diary dates (October 2021)

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

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
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<h4>Diary dates (September 2021)</h4>

Diary dates (September 2021)

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

Date ‐ 2 September 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0