This CPD module, sponsored by Oasys, explains what we mean by accuracy and precision, looks at possible causes of inaccuracy when conducting a finite-element analysis and discusses the role of validation and verification in checking the accuracy of modelling output.
This CPD module, sponsored by SCIA, examines the analysis and design of steel-and-concrete composite columns.
This CPD module, sponsored by MAPEI, explores the addition of waterproofing admixtures to concrete in order to build a watertight below-ground structure.
This note will explain how to determine the movement, or restraint to movement under thermal effects, and how it varies depending on a variety of conditions. It will also highlight areas where potential issues can be overlooked.
Andrew Lawrence, Richard Hill and Stephen Fernandez discuss the assessment of existing buildings and some of the key questions to consider.
The purpose of this Technical Guidance Note is to assist structural engineers familiar with the theoretical behaviour of steel structural elements subject to torsion to avoid or design for it when necessary.
This month we present a report concerning multistorey cross-laminated timber buildings and their risk of collapse during a fire.
Hugh Docherty continues this series by summarising the problem of concrete made with high-alumina cement and offering brief advice on identification and remediation.
Sam Hiller of insurance broker, Gallagher, summarises the insurance challenges of refurbishment projects that structural engineers may find it helpful to be aware of.
Pedro Guedes explores the role of British, European and US engineers in developing the railway networks that spread across South America in the 19th century.
This article gives a view of the way in which assessment codes can fall short in carrying out a structural assessment of steel bridges.
This article covers technical and asset management aspects related to the assessment and subsequent strengthening design for post-tensioned concrete box-girder bridges.
This article describes the feasibility studies, investigations, analysis, structural health monitoring, digital twinning, and structural adequacy verification of the repurposed 50-storey Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney, Australia.
This article presents a summary of the substantial engineering work undertaken to bring Battersea Power Station back to life.
This article describes the work of COWI, Spencer Bridge Engineering and UK Highways A55 Ltd to replace the hangers on the Menai Suspension Bridge in North Wales.
This month's letters discuss the IStructE's standpoint on the UK government's net-zero policy, RAAC in schools, wall return dimensions and more.
Author Sam Wood responds to questions raised by Alan Hayward regarding an article published in the September 2023 issue of The Structural Engineer .
In the wake of a serious fire in a car park at Luton Airport, Mark Pundsack discusses some of the key fire safety considerations in car park design.
The Featured Article for Volume 55 (September 2023) of Structures , chosen by Associate Editor Lin-Hai Han, covers investigations into slip-critical blind bolts anchored in concrete-filled steel tubes.
This month, Ron Slade has chosen sketches by Binson Augustine and James Watters as the winners of The Drawing Board.
A round-up of events at Institution HQ and around the regional groups.