Steel Structures

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering


Environmental burden of insulation materials for whole building performance evaluation

The Department of Civil Engineering worked alongside colleagues to assess and evaluate the retrofit measures taken and to prepare life cycle assessments of these measures, thereby evaluating the embodied energy performance. UK Governments are committed to legally binding green house gas emission reduction targets and it is clearly important to...

Timber-steel hybrid construction for modern multi-storey

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panels show the potential for use in an innovative construction technique for multi-storey buildings. Utilised as floor slabs, the panels are combined with Asymmetric Slimflor Beams (ASBs) within a steel-frame, replacing the precast or poured-in-situ concrete conventionally used in composite construction. Using timber in place of concrete...
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