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The Structural Engineer


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

Technical

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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
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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 21): Design and detailing of base plates to steel columns

Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 21): Design and detailing of base plates to steel columns

This Technical Guidance Note describes the design and detailing of base plates – the primary means by which steel-framed structures transmit vertical loads into their foundations. 

Date - 1 May 2019
Author - C. O'Regan (AECOM)
Price - £0/£9

Professional Guidance

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Why it pays to be able to demonstrate your understanding of structural behaviour

Why it pays to be able to demonstrate your understanding of structural behaviour

Tim Ibell introduces the Institution’s new Certificate in Structural Behaviour and explains the value of being able to demonstrate one’s understanding.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Tim Ibell
Price - £9
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Business Practice Note No. 28: Making a health and safety intervention

Business Practice Note No. 28: Making a health and safety intervention

Matt Byatt offers advice on how to intervene successfully when witnessing an unsafe act or procedure.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Matthew Byatt
Price - £9
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Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: newsletter 55

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety: newsletter 55

This article highlights a report from CROSS newsletter 55 on a failure stemming from buildability issues.

Date - 2 September 2019
Author - Structural-Safety
Price - £0

Features

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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
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A 'poet in concrete': structure, fabrication and aesthetics in the work of Pier Luigi Nervi

A 'poet in concrete': structure, fabrication and aesthetics in the work of Pier Luigi Nervi

Thomas Leslie explores the aesthetic philosophy of Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, showing how he negotiated structural and fabricational ‘truths’ to create works that celebrated the constraints he practised within.

Date - 1 August 2019
Author - Thomas Leslie
Price - £9

Project focus

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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
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The King's Health Partners Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital, London

The King's Health Partners Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital, London

This paper discusses the design and construction of this award-winning building, including the constraints imposed by an inner-city site of archaeological interest, the requirements associated with specialist medical equipment, and the incorporation of extensive off-site construction methods into the structural design.

Date - 1 July 2019
Author - Malcom Turpin and Andrew Rolf (Arup)
Price - £9

Opinion

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Viewpoint: Computational design: embedding sustainability

Viewpoint: Computational design: embedding sustainability

The Institution’s Digital Workflows and Computational Design Panel calls for a rethink of what computational design offers the industry for more sustainable design.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Ashley Kacha
Price - £9
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Verulam (readers' letters - October 2019)

Verulam (readers' letters - October 2019)

This month's letters discuss building safety regulations; lateral stability; the snow protection tunnel on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway; safety factors for overturning; and recent articles on Alistair Day and Pier Luigi Nervi.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Various
Price - £9
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Profile: Fiona Cobb

Profile: Fiona Cobb

Fiona Cobb has surprised herself throughout her career, from going to university to be an engineer, to working for a top London consultant, to writing a book that’s in the Science Museum. Her latest adventure is to start her own practice.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Jackie Whitelaw
Price - £0

At the back

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Spotlight on Structures (October 2019)

Spotlight on Structures (October 2019)

From each issue of Structures, the Editor-in-Chief (or Guest Editor) selects an outstanding paper which is made available free of charge for six months. Here, we highlight the three latest Featured Articles.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0
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Diary dates (October 2019)

Diary dates (October 2019)

Upcoming events at HQ and around the Regional Groups.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Various
Price - £0
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And finally... (October 2019)

And finally... (October 2019)

This month’s question from Ben Clayton was inspired by the design of the core lintels for a project in Bristol.

Date - 2 October 2019
Author - Ben Clayton
Price - £9