A new year round-up of the latest structural news stories
Don’t let the post holiday daze leave you behind. Read the latest news stories in the world of structures here and be ahead of the game.
In this edition Jon Shave of Parsons Brinckerhoff gives his expert opinion and says the UK should be more confident in the use of fibre reinforced polymer structures to fully realise the benefits. “The materials do not corrode, they don’t need to be painted, and are lightweight but very strong,” he says.
Meanwhile, John Roberts of Atkins reacts to the news of the crane collapse at Sao Paulo’s World Cup Stadium at the end of last year. He recalls a similar incident in the US in the late 1990s. “The sight of that crane wrapped around the stadium sent a shiver down my spine and took me straight back to the worst day of my career in construction” he says.
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