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1.  ‘What’s Wrong with Load Factor Design?’, ICE Proceedings Part 1, November 1979. (ICE Telford Premium)

2.  ‘Secondary Dead Load and the Limit State Approach’, Concrete, September 1981.

3.  ‘Concrete Cube Strengths - What Use are Statistics?’, ICE Proceedings Part 2, December 1981. (ICE Telford Premium)

4.  ‘Span/depth ratios for concrete beams and slabs’, The Structural Engineer, April 1983. (IStructE Murray Buxton Award). Supplementary correspondence The Structural Engineer, March 1984.

5.  ‘Continuous R.C. slabs - reconciling theory with practice’, The Structural Engineer, May 1984.

6.  ‘The new concrete Code - is it all it’s cracked up to be?’, The Structural Engineer, August 1986.

7.  ‘The Design of Slender Columns’, ICE Proceedings Part 2, September 1986.

8.  ‘The Worried Engineer’s Guide to Quality Assurance’, The Structural Engineer, 5th April 1988.

9.  ‘Designing connections simply and safely’, The Structural Engineer, 4th February 1992.

10. ‘Beam deflections made easy’, The Structural Engineer, 16th June 1992.

11. ‘Simple design of multibar concrete columns’, The Structural Engineer, 8th December 1992.

12. ‘Draft Eurocode 2: Is this the future of concrete design?’, ICE Proceedings ‘Structures and Buildings, November 1993.

13. ‘Limit state at 40: new beginning or midlife crisis?’ The Structural Engineer, 18th January 1994.

14. ‘Codes for the 21st Century: BS£££, EC999, or Codes-U-Like’, The Structural Engineer, 16th May 1995.

15. ‘Skyhooks at 18 foot centres: strengthening a precast OPC/HAC concrete frame at Hattersley Heaton, Nottingham’, The Structural Engineer, 2nd January 1996.

16. ‘Reliability and Economy In Steel Silo Design - A Case Study’, in Bryan Simpson (ed.) Containment Structures: Risk, Safety and Reliability: Proceedings of the IABSE Henderson Colloquium, CRC Press, Abingdon, 1997  ISBN 9780419216209

17. ‘Design of normal- and high-strength concrete columns’, ICE Proceedings: Structures and Buildings, vol. 134 November 1999.

18. ‘Who Invented Young’s Modulus?’, The Structural Engineer, 18th July 2000. (Presented at joint meeting of IStructE and ICE Yorkshire branches, 20th January 1999, IStructE Sir Arnold Waters Medal)

19. ‘Factors of Ignorance?’, The Structural Engineer, 16th October 2001, pp. 16-17.

20. ‘The Leaning Towers of Adel: stabilising the Seven Arches Aqueduct’, The Structural Engineer, 7th May 2002, pp. 27-33 (presented at meeting of Yorkshire IStructE, 21st February 2001). (ICE Historic Bridge Awards 2000 joint winner).

21. ‘CDM and Site Safety - is it a Fair ACOP?’, The Structural Engineer, 21st January 2003, pp. 12-14.

22. ‘A Bit Windy? Anomalies in BS6399-2’, The Structural Engineer, 16th November 2004, pp. 25-28.

23. ‘Columns, sway frames and BS5950-1:2000’, The Structural Engineer, 7th November 2006, pp. 40-42.

24. ‘CDM Regulations:12 years of pain but little gain’, Proceedings of ICE: Civil Engineering, vol. 160 May 2007, pp. 82-88, Paper 14431 (ICE Derrington Medal 2008).

25. ‘Thomas Young and the theory of structures, 1807-2007’, The Structural Engineer, 4th Dec. 2007,  pp. 43-47.

26. ‘Concrete strength testing: are the Code writers getting it right?’, The Structural Engineer, 19th May 2009.

27. ‘Eurocode 2: Span/depth ratios for RC slabs and beams’, The Structural Engineer, 20th Oct. 2009, pp. 35-40.

28. ‘Eurocodes in the Britain: the questions that still need answering’, Proceedings of ICE: Civil Engineering, February 2010 pp. 27-34.

29. ‘Fabric-reinforced concrete ground slabs and Concrete Society Technical Report TR34/3’, Concrete, February 2010, pp. 42-44.

30. ‘Floor slabs, lasers and levels’, Concrete, September 2011, pp. 15-17.

31. A history of the safety factors’, The Structural Engineer 89 (20), 18th October 2011, pp. 20-26.

32. ‘Concrete specification and testing - is BS EN 206 fit for purpose?’, Concrete, April 2014, pp. 35-36.

33. ‘Surviving CDM 2015’, The Structural Engineer, June 2015, pp. 57-59.

34. ‘Concrete Column Design: Simplifying Eurocode 2’, Concrete, May 2019, pp. 52-55.

35. Institution of Structural Engineers webinar May 2020 ‘The Design of Slender Columns: from Euler to Eurocodes’                            LINK

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