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Inspired design

Inspired design

A number of challenges have been overcome to erect a steel-framed student accommodation scheme that shares a constrained site with a..

January 2, 2019
Award: Bloomberg London

Award: Bloomberg London

Bloomberg’s new European headquarters achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating, which is the highest design-stage score ever achieved..

October 12, 2018
Merit: 1 & 2 London Wall Place

Merit: 1 & 2 London Wall Place

Steelwork lies at the heart of the London Wall Place development. It was decided early in the design process that the optimum..

October 11, 2018
AD 416: Artificially reducing the effective width of slab to satisfy shear connection requirements

AD 416: Artificially reducing the effective width of slab to satisfy shear connection requirements

In composite construction, the effective width of slab to be used in composite beam design, as calculated from BS EN 1994-1-1 (clause..

March 7, 2018
Healthcare in the frame

Healthcare in the frame

A number of challenges have had to be overcome during the construction of a new hospital in the Orkney Islands. Martin Cooper reports from..

November 9, 2017
Commendation: 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, 2017
Cast-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..

October 12, 2017
Complex frame accommodated by steel

Complex frame accommodated by steel

A steel-framed solution was the answer for a retirement village containing numerous room configurations, spread over seven different floor..

September 7, 2017
Community spirit

Community spirit

A community hub containing a high school is set to reinvigorate Midlothian’s former coal mining area. A state-of-the-art community hub..

July 14, 2017
Trusses top leisure arena

Trusses top leisure arena

A civic gateway to the town of Downpatrick is being created by a leisure centre with a bespoke hybrid design. Martin Cooper reports. The..

July 14, 2017