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Structural engineers and building services

May 29, 2017
As a structural engineer you may be able to say that your steel frame has been designed to accommodate all service runs. You may even be able say that you have a full structure/services integrated BIM model. So what is
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Should engineers think about construction sequence?

May 12, 2017
Our industry is being challenged to DfM (design for manufacture) and DfD (design for de-construction) but what about DfC (design for construction)? Perhaps the immediate response is it is happening anyway, one part of our CDM duties – but in
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Winter Floods – The Way Forward

Jan 04, 2016
Over the past few weeks it has been impossible to avoid reports of the devastation caused by flooding in the north of England and Scotland. As is often the case much of the flooding appears to be from rivers over-topping
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Published

Jul 23, 2014
Cambridge University and Smith and Wallwork paper published. ARQ have published ‘Measuring-up in timber: a critical perspective on mid- and high-rise timber building design’. The paper (lead author Patrick Fleming) reviews the recent up-take in taller timber structures and questions
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All change

Mar 26, 2014
Next week the shutters come down on Part L 2010 – and the building industry will be tasked with delivering more energy efficient buildings. Over the past decade or so the energy ratings of our buildings has been dramatically increased
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Published

Dec 02, 2013
Smith and Wallwork article appears in ‘The Structural Engineer’ journal. Our research paper compiled as part of the Grown in Britain campaign has been published in the journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers. The paper looks at our UK
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