Alasdair’s Engineering Pages © A. N. Beal 2018 www.anbeal.co.uk
I work as a civil and structural engineer for Thomasons Ltd, Leeds, UK (www.thomasons.co.uk). Over the years I have written technical papers on limit state design, reinforced concrete, structural steel, codes of practice, Eurocodes, engineering history, quality assurance and health and safety. This website makes these all available on line.
I am grateful to the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Concrete Society for granting permission to include PDFs of papers published in ICE Proceedings and Concrete magazine. I am also grateful to the Institution of Structural Engineers for permission to include text of papers published in The Structural Engineer; original copies may be obtained from the IStructE website.
The section ‘Useful stuff’ includes information for analysing historic structures, simple span/depth ratios for RC slab design and the easiest-
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LIVERPOOL CAR PARK FIRE
On 31st December 2017 there was a massive fire at the Liverpool Waterfront car park, adjacent to the Liverpool Echo Arena. Over 1,000 cars were written off and the car park suffered severe structural damage.
Interested in why it happened and what the possible implications are for multistorey car parks in future?