This publication, together with Structural design – the engineer’s role (2011), updates and expands on the previously published Aims of structural design 2nd edition (1987) and Communication of structural design (1975). A related Stability of buildings series is also available from the Institution.
Following an introduction, Chapters 2 and 3 describe important initial considerations in relation to the structural engineer’s profession, the design proposal and the general activities carried out during design. Chapters 4-6 provide guidance on the means for demonstrating adequacy and the key performance requirements and features needed to sustain global structural integrity. Chapters 7 and 8 outline the role of the structural engineer during the construction stage and explain ways in which the structural design may be communicated.
The report focuses on building structures, but remains a valid blueprint for any type of structure. Whilst aimed primarily at graduate structural engineers, the guidance contained herein covers fundamental considerations of value to structural engineers of any experience level.
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|Publication date||April 2016|