StructureMode made use of IDEA StatiCa while carrying out a significant refurbishment and alteration to a period property on Queens Gate, in central London.
The project involved the creation of many large openings in existing loadbearing walls of the apartment, that supported six storeys of solid masonry and timber floors above, each owned by separate leaseholders. Therefore, determination of structural stability and overall stiffness of the frames was critical to ensure excessive deflections do not occur, to avoid cracking in the neighbouring flats above.
More specifically, IDEA StatiCa was used to design and code-check a moment connection for a steel box frame during the refurbishment.
About the author:
Geoff Morrow is a Chartered Structural Engineer with 25 years’ experience and founded StructureMode in 2007. He is passionate about making architectural design better through a collaborative, creative and innovative approach to structural engineering, and has an excellent track record of designing intelligent and efficient new-build and refurbishment projects, as well as arts and educational buildings.
Geoff is also a sculptor, whose practice explores space, energy and form. His work has been shortlisted for the 2014 V&A ‘Inspired by…’ competition, exhibited at the 2017 London Group ‘Shoreham Sculpture Trail’, and several ‘Made at Morley’ exhibitions. Geoff is a trustee of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.
Geoff has published two peer reviewed research papers in the IASS Journal, which he presented in 2018 at the International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) conference at MIT, Boston.