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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.
This CPD module, sponsored by SCIA, introduces best practice guidelines for performing seismic analysis using the Modal Response Spectrum Method in finite element software. These principles ought to be well understood when applied to 3D models.
This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, provides an introduction to fire protection of new steel-framed buildings. It will provide an overview of the performance of steel in fire, legislation and standards on fire resistance, fire resistance periods and fire protection options for steel-framed buildings.
Webb Yates, in conjunction with The Stonemasonry Company, has begun to develop a building system that would be a low-energy alternative to more common steel and concrete-framed structures. In this article, we hope to demonstrate how a creative approach to engineering design can utilise stone to exploit its inherent strengths.
Cost is a key consideration in many design decisions, so an understanding of approximate costs and cost drivers is a professional skill that structural engineers are advised to develop through their careers. This article provides an introduction to initial cost estimates for structural steelwork and the key cost drivers in the early design stages of a project.
This article covers the reasons for post-tensioning stone, the advantages of doing so, and presents a series of projects that demonstrate the evolution and development of engineers' expertise and understanding at Webb Yates.
In this note, Simon Pitchers provides advice to structural engineering professionals on how to proceed if they become aware that an unauthorised change to the design has taken place on site.
The Institution’s BIM Panel provides a brief overview of the COBie information exchange standard, which is intended to reduce interoperability issues between different software systems.
Alastair Soane of Structural-Safety sets out the key changes for structural engineers proposed in the UK government’s draft Building Safety Bill.
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.
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.
This paper, based on a winning entry to the Institution’s Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2015, provides an account of action research in the application of inverted classroom principles to teaching first-year undergraduate civil engineering students.
This article presents a retrospective, personal account of the design of the stone arches for the Padre Pio church in Italy between 1990 and 2004. Inspired by a resurgence in interest in stone as a structural material, it seeks to relate the design development of this innovative project and discuss some of the hurdles that had to be overcome when working outside codes of practice.
This paper describes the structural design, from concept to delivery, of the Grand Theatre de Rabat in Morocco.
This paper gives an overview of the design and construction of this 7.7km marine viaduct in Kuwait, and explains how these were optimised to ensure successful delivery within the demanding programme constraints.
This month's letters comment on Mike Cook's Gold Medal Address, matters of ethics, questions of climate change and carbon, and the need for sway frames in domestic opening-up projects, among other topics.
Four thirty-somethings are just over one year into life as the Simple Works structural practice. Jackie Whitelaw talked to two of the founders, Sinead Conneely and Laura Hannigan, about branching out on their own, and shaping the future.
This concise book provides useful information and valuable guidelines for engineers looking to extend the service life of concrete structures, concludes Long-yuan Li.
Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on ‘Performance of a novel slider device in multi-storey cold-formed steel modular buildings under seismic loading’ as his ‘Featured Article’ from the latest issue of Structures .
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This month Ron has selected two winners – Joao Alves and Cashel Cahill – with very different sketches.