Entries by Teckn1ker

Concrete Elegance talk at The Building Centre

Matthew Wells will talk about the structural engineering design of the Silberrad Student Centre and Albert Sloman Library at The Building Centre this evening. Designed by Patel Taylor, the Silberrad Student Centre features dramatic canopy overhangs, providing a statement entrance to the University of Essex campus. Also by Patel Taylor is the new wing to […]

Techniker named in NCE100 Best Companies 2016

New Civil Engineer have revealed the NCE100 Best Companies 2016. NCE100 have adopted a new approach to finding and assessing the best civil engineering practices operating today by surveying employer and employee. This reveals corporate culture and ethos through the views of the employees. Techniker are pleased to be included.

Vibrant structure for RIBA MIPIM

This temporary structure for the RIBA MIPIM lounge provides a vibrant, joyful sculptural space for visitors to the world’s leading property expo. The design by Drasci Studio was created with 160 modules of honeycomb cardboard and occupies a 200 square metre area. The boxes are fixed together using interlocking cardboard pieces, and prototyping of the […]

Amphibious House shortlisted for Structural Award

This extraordinary new house is designed like a pontoon in a marina and can float on the rising flood waters, settling back into place when the flood waters recede. Judge’s comment: “By designing a house capable of rising by up to 2.5m on rising flood water whilst remaining fully functional the Structural Engineer has demonstrated […]

Lightweight lattice masts

The design of The Miles Stair, Somerset House is based upon the structural form of a stone cantilever stair arranged to spring not from a surrounding wall but turned outside in to bear on a central newel. This post needed to be lightweight and translucent. A version of a lattice or ‘cage’ mast was adopted. […]

Orsman Whitmore building shortlisted for WAN Mixed-Use Award

A new-build development comprises studio space for artists and architects with spacious residential apartments above designed by architect-developer Trevor Horne. By adopting the concrete Cobiax system of voided concrete – one of the first times this technology has been used in-situ in the UK – we enabled long spanning floor slabs with few internal columns. […]

Structural Award for The Miles Stair, Somerset House

The Miles Stair, Somerset House by Eva Jiricna Architects wins the Award for Small Projects at the Structural Awards. The structure is a lightweight and delicate intervention within the existing historic listed building. Judges comment: “The judges were impressed by the innovative use of materials and structural form to generate this dynamic and dramatic spiral […]

RIBA National Award for The Novium

The Novium by Keith Williams Architects was constructed over in-situ archaeological remains which now provide a stunning entrance feature in the ground floor gallery. Judges citation “This is a prominent public building with a complex programme designed to celebrate Roman hypocaust ruins on the site. It has been elegantly delivered and adds considerable value. The […]