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The Structural Engineer

The flagship publication of the Institution of Structural Engineers. Available to Institution members, and on subscription.

Industry CPD

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Below ground site with sheet piles

Industry CPD: Structural waterproofing by design

This CPD module, sponsored by MAPEI, explores the addition of waterproofing admixtures to concrete in order to build a watertight below-ground structure.

Date ‐ 1 October 2022
Author ‐ MAPEI
Price ‐ £0
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Farrat structural thermal break in typical concrete-to-steel connection

Structural thermal breaks: design considerations and certification

This CPD module, sponsored by Farrat, examines the realities of designing for the competing requirements of structural, thermal and fire performance through the lens of structural thermal breaks.

Date ‐ 1 July 2022
Author ‐ Farrat
Price ‐ £0
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Deflection analysis of floor slab

Industry CPD: Calculating cracking deformation in concrete

This CPD module, sponsored by Buildsoft, explores the benefits of advanced structural analysis software when calculating cracked deflections of reinforced concrete beams and floor slabs.

Date ‐ 1 June 2022
Author ‐ BuildSoft
Price ‐ £0

Technical

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<h4>Safe erection of steel structures</h4>

Safe erection of steel structures

This primer from Allan Mann presents an introduction to the practicalities and demands of erecting steel structures.

Date ‐ 8 September 2022
Author ‐ Allan Mann
Price ‐ £9
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Analysis of masonry viaduct under load

A simple analytical study of masonry viaducts

This article proposes a new, simplified model of behaviour for masonry viaducts, discussing its limitations and implications for understanding the sources of observed damage.

Date ‐ 1 June 2022
Author ‐ Bill Harvey and Edward Maunder
Price ‐ £9
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Bearing support detail for precast planks

Concrete-encased steel frames, 1900–70: considerations in their assessment and refurbishment

This paper aims to provide some guidance on the unusual characteristics of concrete-encased steel-framed buildings.

Date ‐ 3 May 2022
Author ‐ Nicholas Bill
Price ‐ £9

Professional guidance

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Balcony and fixings for cantilever balcony

CROSS Safety Report: Unsafe design of retrofit cantilever balconies

This month's CROSS report concerns a post-fixed residential balcony and shows the value of third-party checking, which prevented a potentially dangerous structure.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures
Price ‐ £0
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Man signing contract

Professional indemnity insurance: taking care of business

Griffiths & Armour Professional Risks Director, Graeme Tinney, looks at some of the considerations for anyone purchasing professional indemnity insurance and the challenges they are likely to face.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ Graeme Tinney
Price ‐ £9
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Car park design cover

Car park design: what's new in the latest IStructE guide?

Chris Whapples, parking and structural consultant at Stripe Consulting and one of the guide's authors, explains more about the new book and why a complete overhaul is so important and timely.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ Chris Whapples
Price ‐ £9

Features

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Diagram showing how carbon should be considered alongside traditional design parameters of cost, quality and time

Kenneth Severn Award 2022

Andrew Blackie examines what the structural engineering profession can learn from the past in order to tackle the climate emergency with a new approach to materials, efficiency and reuse.

Date ‐ 1 July 2022
Author ‐ Andrew Blackie
Price ‐ £9
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Full scale shear wall test

Optimising the structural design of modular housing by combining timber and lightweight steel framin

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.

Date ‐ 3 May 2022
Author ‐ Smail Kechidi
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Structuring a safer world in developing countries</h4>

Structuring a safer world in developing countries

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.

Date ‐ 1 April 2022
Author ‐ Richard Walls
Price ‐ £9

Project focus

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Timber swing bench, Soldatendreef, Belgium

Engineering of a super-long hanging bench fabricated partially from thermally modified timber

The design fabrication and installation of one of the longest single-span swinging benches of its kind in the world.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ James Whiteley and Diederik Veenendaal
Price ‐ £9
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General view of Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore

Jewel Changi Airport: a destination in its own right

How the world's largest gridshell-enclosed building was designed and constructed in Singapore.

Date ‐ 8 September 2022
Author ‐ Cristobal Correa
Price ‐ £9
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Basement excavation for The Londoner hotel

Digging deep: design and construction of The Londoner hotel

This article provides an overview of the key design and construction considerations associated with building a deep basement on a constrained site in the heart of London.

Date ‐ 1 July 2022
Author ‐ Rachel Cooper, Jack Firth and Simon Nevill
Price ‐ £9

Opinion

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Verulam pen

Verulam (readers' letters – October 2022)

This month's letters to Verulam include correspondence on wind load changes due to climate projections and responses to commercial pressures.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £9
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Two types of glasshouses shown

Nominal q -values for roofs: is it time to talk them down, up or both?

Alastair Hughes argues for a number of changes in the way roof loading is dealt with in the UK National Annex to EN 1991, including a reduction in nominal roof loading q .

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ Alastair Hughes
Price ‐ £9
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Naeem Hussain profile

Profile: Naeem Hussain

IStructE Gold Medallist Naeem Hussain has worked on some of the world's most high-profile structures. He reflects on his career in conversation with Helena Russell.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ Helena Russell
Price ‐ £0

At the back

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<h4>The Drawing Board (October 2022)</h4>

The Drawing Board (October 2022)

This month, Ron Slade has selected a sketch by Michael Roberts as the winner of The Drawing Board.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ Michael Roberts
Price ‐ £9
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<h4>Spotlight on Structures (October 2022)</h4>

Spotlight on Structures (October 2022)

As the Featured Article from Volume 42 of Structures , Associate Editor, Lei Wang, has chosen an article investigating the differing design approaches to shear enhancement of reinforced concrete beams in Eurocode 2 and the superseded British Standard BS 8110.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0
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Pen and diary

Diary dates (October 2022)

A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.

Date ‐ 3 October 2022
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £0