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Time-Dependent Behaviour Of Welds In Steel Connection As Subjected To Fire Temperatures
This article emphasises the importance of time or loading rate effects on the behaviour of welds and welded connection when exposed to fire.Read More
What Is Water Hammer And What Causes It?
Water hammer is a phenomenon that most people have encountered at some point or another, although they may not have been aware of it. Sometimes referred to as pressure surges or transient flow, water hammer occurs due to sudden changes in the flow aRead More
Betterment – No Free Lunch
Betterment is considered to be a repair which results in something, for example, a property, being improved beyond the condition in which it was before it was damaged. Simply put, it is unjust enrichment.Read More
Crashworthiness: The Science of Collision Protection
Vehicle crashworthiness is the concept of protecting the occupants in the event of a collision. This covers all aspects of safety, from the vehicle’s ability to deform and absorb energy whilst maintaining the integrity of its occupant compartment,Read More
What is a Forensic Architect and Why Might I Need One?
The definition of a forensic architect can vary between cases, companies and jurisdictions, similar to the role of an architect. The role and service provided also depends on the construction stage that expertise is sought. However, the overarching rRead More
What is an Architect and What Do They Do?
An architect is a qualified, registered professional. Their role is to design, support, manage and advise in the procurement of built environment projects. This broad position covers aesthetic design, technical construction, construction law, planniRead More
Accommodating Movement in Structures and Facades
Finite movement under load or changing environmental conditions is an inescapable phenomenon in any structure, due to its finite stiffness. The design team must ensure that the movement of the system has no unforeseen consequences in terms of structRead More
Shortcomings in Flood Risk Management for New Developments
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s planning policies for England. It states that development in areas at risk of flooding should be avoided by directing development away from areas at highest risk.Read More
Reliable Adhesive Joints – Success Without the Stress!
Product designers are often faced with complex requirements when considering how to join components together, such as aesthetics, weight saving or part-count reduction. Adhesive technologies provide a compelling solution, especially in cases where trRead More