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Moment Frames as Stability Systems

Moment Frames as Stability Systems

Last month, we continued our series of posts on stability systems by taking a look at framed bracing. Today, we’re building on that and bringing the series to a close by taking a look at moment frames and their role in the stability of buildings. The vast...
Framed Bracing as a Stability System

Framed Bracing as a Stability System

Last month, we took a look at the use of walls as a stability system, highlighting when to use them and when not to. Today, we’re going to build on that by moving on to another type of stability system. It’s used on steel buildings all over the world....
Using Walls as a Stability System

Using Walls as a Stability System

In my last post, I talked a little bit about the horizontal stability systems and load paths that are available to structural engineers. Today, we’re going to build on that by taking a look at the topic of walls, which have been used as vertical stability...

Horizontal Stability Systems and Load Paths

At the end of our last post, we promised to take a look at some of the horizontal stability systems which are used to keep buildings safe from withstanding lateral pressures. It’s time to make good on that promise. One of the most important things to consider...
Wind Loading Considerations for Buildings Explained

Wind Loading Considerations for Buildings Explained

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first blog post of the new year! I hope you’ve settled back into the swing of things and that 2018 is off to a great start for you so far. In my last blog, we took a look at some of the general principles behind stability and...
What you need to know about stability

What you need to know about stability

In this month’s blog post, we’re going to take a look at a fundamental aspect of structural engineering. I’m talking, of course, about stability. Stability — and the ability to resist the horizontal forces which are imposed on structures — is a vital...
All you need to know about underpinning

All you need to know about underpinning

In last month’s post, we took a look at the issue of subsidence and settlement, and while we covered a lot, we didn’t quite cover everything. And so, as promised, we’re back to take a look at some remedial solutions that are available if you’re...
What is subsidence? Is it different to settlement?

What is subsidence? Is it different to settlement?

Last month, we took a look at the different types of building surveys and the situations in which you might want to use them. Surveys are often popular with people who own, who are buying or who are otherwise involved in property, and this week’s topic is no...
An Introduction to Building Surveys

An Introduction to Building Surveys

Part of what we want to do at LSY is to demystify the construction industry and to make it as easy as possible for our clients to understand the work that we do. In my last post, I talked about the different types of temporary works and when they should be the used....
Temporary Works: Everything You Need to Know

Temporary Works: Everything You Need to Know

I often find that people are so focused on the final building that they forget about the work in progress. But despite that, there’s a significant number of temporary structures that are required throughout the construction process to make sure that the final...