Contents

Ingenia - Issue 17, October/November 2003

Opinion

An under-valued service?: the business benefits of reliable weather information

Peter Ewins CB FREng

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Articles

After the Twin Towers: the future for tall buildings

Dr John Roberts FREng

How have structural engineers learnt from the catastrophic events of September 11 2001?

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Life safety in extreme events

Faith Wainwright FREng

How can we prepare for the unexpected? Structural safety for protection against natural disasters and hazards

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Fighting fire with science

Richard Chitty

Exploring new advances in fire prevention and protection and how Fire Safety Science can aid the development of innovative design

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The need for speed

Bechtel

The story of the ongoing construction of Britain’s first high-speed rail line. Section 2 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link is well underway

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Opportunity of a lifetime

Professor John Miles FREng

Consumer power seems sure to force the rate of house building to increase dramatically in the near future. How can the construction industry make the most of it?

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Building simulation: virtual prototyping for construction projects

David Stribling

Dynamic thermal modelling, computational fluid dynamics and other methods of simulating the external factors on a finished building

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Power for the people

Professor Alan Williams CBE FREng, Professor M. Pourkashanian and Dr J.M. Jones, University of Leeds

Amid ever-diminishing fossil fuel resources and increasing environmental concern surrounding electricity generation, what needs to be done to ensure long-term security of our power supplies?

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Rapid prototyping

Professor Duc Pham OBE FREng and Dr Stefan Dimov

Core aspects of time-compression engineering to speed up product development and stay ahead of the global market

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A missing piece of the innovation puzzle

Paul Baffes

Uncovering the vital nature of diverse, inexperienced talent in corporate innovation

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The MacRobert Award 2003

The 34th year of the annual MacRobert Award and the competition was as strong as ever

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Engineering and the artist’s eye

Arthur Bourne

How engineering creativity, apparent in even the most functional designs, has inspired artists for generations

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr John Forrest CBE FREng
Managing Editor David Mackin
Editorial Board Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Bob Emmerson FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Dr William Stewart FREng

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