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The Structural Engineer
19 October 2010
The structural design of One Shelley Street, Sydney
The One Shelley Street building more naturally lent itself to steel construction, for reasons of weight with construction onto an existing substructure, for slenderness of the diagrid frame and to facilitate detailing of the connections between diagrid and floor structures.

Construction News
2 December 2010
Sitting on the dock of the bay for Mary Rose
Along its 42m length (the new Mary Rose museum) there are 12 raking steel columns that rise up the full two storey height of the building. The steel frame spans the dock and ties into the existing steel columns on the southern side.

The Structural Engineer
16 November 2010
Stonecutters Bridge
(Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence) This project not only stands at the cutting edge of long span bridge technology, with its aerodynamically designed twin steel box girder deck, tall slender monopole towers and many other unique features, it is also an  elegant, attractive and popular addition to the Hong Kong skyline.

Construction News
18 November 2010
Confidence returns to steel
Dr Tordoff argues that steel still offers better value than other framing materials. “Latest cost comparison studies indicate that for a typical office block, steel framed solutions are still cost competitive.”

Construction News
18 November 2010
Slender steel speeds bridge deck
(Reading Station improvement scheme) Tight level limits between the track bed and the crown of Caversham Road as it passes under the 40m long, 17m span bridge meant the designers had to use a steel solution for the new bridge. A concrete bridge deck capable of taking the high loading required would have proven too deep to enable the team to provide the cover required between the top of the deck and the underside of the rail.

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