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Women in Engineering and Construction

Women in Engineering and Construction

Saturday 23rd June 2018 marked International Women in Engineering Day, and it got me thinking about some of the female engineers that I admire. Some of them are more well-known than others, but each of them is an inspiration and an example of exactly why we need...
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...
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...