The Structural Engineer
19 July 2011
The Convention Centre, Dublin
A structural steel solution was chosen primarily because of the long span/shallow structural depth imposed on the project by virtue of meeting the client brief and also keeping within planning constraints for building height, but also for programme reasons insofar as all the elements were fabricated off site and brought to site in a well managed and controlled sequence.
28 July 2011
How to rebuild an operational airport
(Heathrow Terminal 2) To maximise speed and quality, the project team opted for offsite manufacture for the M&E while the 27,000 tonne steel frame is being fabricated and erected.
1 July 2011
Is your green building really so green?
Canolfan Rheidol is typical of many recent good practice low carbon buildings. It is mixed mode, meaning it is naturally ventilated with backup mechanical ventilation and cooling for a very hot day or when the building gets stuffy in winter… It also features a steel frame.
17 June 2011
King of King’s
(King’s Cross Station) The western concourse roof structure is formed from radial beams linked by diagonal members running from the edge of the concourse back to the west side of the station. The beams were supplied in sections as ’ladders’ built offsite. These were delivered at night and welded together during the day.