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  • October 14, 2017Structural Steel Design Awards 2017

    Structural Steel Design Awards 2017

    Introduction by David W. Lazenby CBE – Chairman of the Judges Once again, an increase in the number of entries to the Award scheme is..

  • October 14, 2017Project of the Year: The Leadenhall Building, London

    Project of the Year: The Leadenhall Building, London

    Reaching a height of 224m, the City of London’s landmark Leadenhall Building was designed as a wedge-shaped structure to minimise its..

  • October 14, 2017Award: T-Pylon

    Award: T-Pylon

    The result of a design competition to find a 21st Century power pylon for Nationalgrid UK, the T-Pylon has very few parts, can be erected..

  • October 13, 2017Award: LSQ London

    Award: LSQ London

    Steel-framed retail and office accommodation have been created within what is said to be Europe’s largest retained façade. Formerly..

  • October 13, 2017Award: HGV Egress Ramp, Selfridges, London

    Award: HGV Egress Ramp, Selfridges, London

    The creation of a new egress ramp at a famous London department store involved a highly complex piece of engineering design and..

  • October 13, 2017Award: Oriam, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

    Award: Oriam, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

    Scotland’s new Sports Performance Centre provides high quality facilities for a number of national sports bodies, including the Scottish..

  • October 12, 2017Commendation: The Curve, Slough

    Commendation: The Curve, Slough

    A new multi-purpose community venue forms a central element of the larger heart of Slough regeneration project. The three-level Curve..

  • October 12, 2017Commendation: West Croydon Bus Station

    Commendation: West Croydon Bus Station

    An unsightly, uninviting and poorly functioning 1980s ‘shed’ has been transformed into a customer friendly landmark that supports the..

  • October 12, 2017Commendation: Central Square, Leeds

    Commendation: Central Square, Leeds

    An emblem of the city’s ambition, Central Square in Leeds is a landmark development binding together a dynamic business district to..

  • October 12, 2017Commendation: STIHL Treetop Walkway, Westonbirt, the National Arboretum

    Commendation: STIHL Treetop Walkway, Westonbirt, the National Arboretum

    At 300m-long the walkway is the longest structure of its kind in the UK; set in the beautiful Grade 1 historic Victorian landscape, it..

  • October 12, 2017Commendation: The Hurlingham Club Racquet Centre

    Commendation: The Hurlingham Club Racquet Centre

    The Racquet Centre is a new sporting facility set in 42-acres of pastoral landscape at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London…

  • October 12, 2017Commendation: Watermark Westquay Footbridge, Southampton

    Commendation: Watermark Westquay Footbridge, Southampton

    Spanning a busy road, this landmark footbridge connects the new Watermark retail centre with an existing car park. Having rejected earlier..

  • October 12, 2017Merit: A400M MRO Facility, RAF Brize Norton

    Merit: A400M MRO Facility, RAF Brize Norton

    The 22,000m², three-bay maintenance hangar at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire was built to service A400M and C17 military transport..

  • October 12, 2017Merit: Wellcome Collection Dynamic Stair, London

    Merit: Wellcome Collection Dynamic Stair, London

    A key feature of the Wellcome Collection’s development project, the Dynamic Stair is a free-flowing form, travelling from floor-to-floor..

  • October 12, 2017Merit: Market Place Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Bolton

    Merit: Market Place Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Bolton

    An historic shopping centre has undergone a major transformation with the addition of a cinema complex along with the internal..

  • October 12, 2017Merit: Waterford  Fire Station

    Merit: Waterford Fire Station

    The new Waterford Fire Station’s form derives from tracking movements of fire tenders leaving the appliance bays at speed and returning..

  • October 12, 2017Merit: Layered Gallery, London

    Merit: Layered Gallery, London

    A steel-framed extension to a private residence houses the owner’s collection of photographs, prints, pastels and lithographs. The..

  • October 12, 2017Merit: Maxwell Centre, Cambridge

    Merit: Maxwell Centre, Cambridge

    Part of Cavendish Laboratory’s long-term development programme at the University of Cambridge, the £26M science facility has been..

  • October 12, 2017An introduction to cellular beams

    An introduction to cellular beams

    Beams with web openings, commonly known as ‘cellular beams’, are extremely popular and versatile structural steel components. Cellular..

  • October 12, 2017Cast-in plates

    Cast-in plates

    Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the design of plates cast into concrete to connect to steel beams and the forthcoming SCI design..

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