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  1. Design recommendations for multi-storey and underground car parks (Fourth edition)

    Design recommendations for multi-storey and underground car parks (Fourth edition)

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    The fourth edition of Design recommendations for multi-storey and underground car parks incorporates recent developments, design feedback and advice from operators while retaining parts of the previous guidance that are still current and of significant value. Also available to purchase in PDF format. Learn More
  2. Appraisal of existing structures (Third edition)

    Appraisal of existing structures (Third edition)

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    Appraising is not for the faint-hearted nor for the inexperienced. This publication will both increase the confidence of the experienced engineer and teach the beginner about the entire process. This third edition updates the seminal work of its predecessors. Also available to purchase in PDF format.
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  3. Practical guide to structural robustness and disproportionate collapse in buildings

    Practical guide to structural robustness and disproportionate collapse in buildings

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    Incorporating robustness in buildings is essential and a stated aim of most regulations and indeed all material codes worldwide. Yet robustness is not readily defined. This Guide tries to provide common sense advice on what constitutes robustness. Also available to purchase in PDF format. Learn More
  4. Manual for the design of plain masonry in building structures (Second edition)

    Manual for the design of plain masonry in building structures (Second edition)

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    Post publication note: Since publication of this second edition, British Standards have been replaced by Eurocodes. While this Manual has continued relevance as a reference source for engineers involved in the refurbishment of buildings designed to British Standards, it is neither updated by the Institution, nor recommended as a guide for new design.


    Since the publication of the first edition (1997) a number of amendments have been made to BS5628 parts 1 and 3; the underpinning British standards to this manual. As such, this second edition refers to the editions of these codes (BS5628-1, 2001 and BS5628-3, 2002) that were current at the time of this edition's publication.

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  5. A short guide to embodied carbon in building structures

    A short guide to embodied carbon in building structures

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    Climate change is widely accepted as one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, governments and world leaders have committed to reducing the output of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases in massive amounts, having a profound effect on most industries and in the development of technology to meet this aim.

    A short guide to embodied carbon in building structures provides essential guidance to structural engineers about how they can reduce the carbon footprint of structures, focusing mainly on embodied energy and carbon associated directly with the structure. Also available to purchase in PDF format. Learn More
  6. Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action

    Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action

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    Written for those with a responsibility for grandstands, including owners, operators, managers, architects, insurers, engineering designers, and local authority staff dealing with building control and safety issues, this publication supersedes both Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action: Interim guidance on assessment and design (2001) and Dynamic testing of grandstands and seating decks (2002). Also available to purchase in PDF format. Learn More
  7. Guide to surveys and inspections of buildings and associated structures

    Guide to surveys and inspections of buildings and associated structures

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    Buildings and structures are becoming ever more complex, requiring broader based skills and greater knowledge. Materials such as glass, stainless steel and geogrids are commonplace, with more traditional materials (steel, concrete, timber and masonry) being used in more innovative ways. Also available to purchase in PDF format. Learn More
  8. The operation and maintenance of bridge access gantries and runways (Second edition)

    The operation and maintenance of bridge access gantries and runways (Second edition)

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    Bridge gantries, whether used for access or for works, can be a cause of real danger.
    Despite considerable efforts to improve design, manufacture and management of gantries, failures have still occurred, and have resulted in fatalities and serious injury. Also available to purchase in PDF format.
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  9. Manual for the design of steelwork building structures (Third edition)

    Manual for the design of steelwork building structures (Third edition)

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    Post publication note: Since publication of this third edition, British Standards have been replaced by Eurocodes. While this Manual has continued relevance as a reference source for engineers involved in the refurbishment of buildings designed to British Standards, it is neither updated by the Institution, nor recommended as a guide for new design.


    This manual provides guidance on the design of single and multi-storey building structures using structural steelwork. Structures designed in accordance with this manual will normally comply with BS 5950-1: 2000 as amended to March 2008. Also available to purchase in PDF format.

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  10. Guide to the advanced fire safety engineering of structures

    Guide to the advanced fire safety engineering of structures

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    This Guide provides an overview of the available advanced methods for designing structures for fire resistance and should be read in conjunction with the previous publication Introduction to the fire safety engineering of structures, which presented a range of simple design approaches and useful background information. Also available to purchase in PDF format. Learn More

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