This CPD module, sponsored by SCIA, explores the productivity benefits that structural engineers could gain by adopting a parametric approach to design.
This CPD module, sponsored by Griffiths & Armour, offers guidance to engineers on when they should notify their professional indemnity insurers about potential claims on their policy.
The CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, discusses the use of structural thermal breaks to reduce energy transfer and loss between structurally loaded building details.
This paper aims to provide some guidance on the unusual characteristics of concrete-encased steel-framed buildings.
This article summarises guidance developed by Hampshire County Council for the assessment of roofs in order to install photovoltaic panels.
This article introduces the idea of a ‘carbon payback period’ as a metric for assessing the net carbon emissions of design decisions whose scope spans both the embodied and operational carbon.
This month’s CROSS Safety Report highlights the importance of the relationship between the permanent works engineer, the temporary works engineer, and the contractor in basement construction, and the need for competent persons to fill these roles regardless of the size of the overall project.
This month we summarise a CROSS Safety Report highlighting concerns around modelling and design checks. This report was submitted to, and processed by, CROSS-UK, but the contents will also be of interest to readers internationally.
This month we present a CROSS Safety Report discussing the need for regular site inspections to be conducted by the original design engineer. The report was submitted to, and processed by, CROSS-AUS, but the contents will also be of interest to readers within the UK and internationally.
Smail Kechidi describes his research into cold-formed steel-framed shear walls sheathed in timber, which won the Institution’s Research into Practice essay competition in 2021.
This article, based on the winning entry to the IStructE Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2021, discusses innovative approaches implemented at Stellenbosch University, South Africa to develop technical competency in structural engineering and associated fields.
Bola Ogunmefun describes two example projects which demonstrate how the art of asking questions and building on past knowledge – creating a feedback loop – has helped deliver interesting timber structures for clients.
This paper describes the key design and construction challenges of the Compton and Edrich stands – two striking additions to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
This article describes the design and construction of a five-storey commercial building featuring a novel steel buckling-restrained brace lateral system framed within its mass timber superstructure.
This paper gives an overview of the detailed design of the SAAR Interchange in Bahrain, and discusses particular aspects of the construction method employed in greater depth.
This month's letters discuss the assessment of roofs for solar panels, computer modelling of structures, and carbon savings.
The key value of this book is in reminding readers of the non-technical qualities, such as cultural sensitivity and communication skills, that seismic safety advocates must embody, concludes Damian Grant.
Alasdair Beal sets out his views on how changes to codes of practice could enable engineers to achieve more efficient designs with lower embodied carbon.
Associate Editor, Jason Ingham, has selected a review article on machine learning for structural engineering as the ‘Featured Article’ from this issue. The article will be available free of charge for six months.
A roundup of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.
This month, Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Jemima Clifford, a Graduate Engineer at Evolve. Jemima receives an e-book of her choice from the Institution bookshop.