All the articles from the September 2018 issue of The Structural Engineer.
Publish Date – 3 September 2018
Radu-Valentin Trancau, the winner of the Institution's Kenneth Severn Award 2018, answers Faith Wainwright's question on the future of structural engineering
This article describes how Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, a 530m super-tall building in China, was tested and designed to counter wind-induced motion.
Jonny Yusuf looks at communication as a professional engineer, offering advice on how we might communicate more effectively.
Professor Richard Clegg and Simon Pitchers aim to highlight 'risk literacy', show its increasing relevance to the profession and stimulate thinking about how society might benefit from engineers being better able to explain risk.
This note clarifies the term 'simple connection' by explaining its use when designing connections within steel frames. Additionally, guidance on different types of simple connection and the design checks that need to be carried out, is provided.
Stephen Hargreaves discusses three evolving areas of practice that bring their own risks.
Kate Leighton asks whether BIM is really here to stay, and whether enough attention is being devoted to the long-term storage and accessibility of BIM files.
This interesting, well-illustrated book will be useful to engineers as a means of knowing what is important to consider in a holistic risk-based design against different natural hazards, but it is not a design guide, concludes Gerard Canisius.
Defining the boundaries of responsibility for structural engineers' duties, further calls for simplifying safety margins in Eurocodes, and some thoughts on fire engineering in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy are discussed.
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This article lists papers recently published in Structures – the Research Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers.
This contribution from Peter Bullman relates to deflection in a simply supported timber beam.