Inspection of activities on a site during construction is a very high-risk operation requiring expertise and experience. Site inspections are of paramount significance as they aim to minimize the risk of accidents arising within the construction site…
This article examines ways in which a structural engineer can identify the potentials for reuse and refurbishment of buildings at the early conceptual design stages
This article highlights some of the factors affecting the choice of engineering software and things the structural engineer must look out for when selecting a certain software for use.
Where a structure is eccentrically loaded, it can develop significant torsional forces in elements, which they may not have being designed to resist. This article highlights and discusses issues of buildability and detailing which structural engineers must become fully familiar with in order to avoid unforeseen problems that can lead to significant remedial works on-site and in some extreme cases, failures.
For every structure, frame stability is an important area of consideration. Designers of structural steel-work were the first to recognize the importance of considering the stability of steel frames in BS-5950.