In the past couple of months we have found that the revolving picture of London on our front page has generated quite a bit of interest from visitors to our site.
The skyline of London has been changing over the past 5 years with the addition of a number of tall buildings in the City and also with the construction of the Shard next to London Bridge station.
As Engineers this sort of thing interests us so we took a few pictures from London Bridge one evening last week. If you have any questions please feel free to comment on them below.
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During the latter parts of the 19th-century and the first half of the 20th century there was an explosion in the construction of steel framed buildings.
This came about as a result of advances in materials technology and structural engineering design.
The first steel frames were constructed around 1885 in the United States. Britain followed suit in 1899 with the construction of the Royal Insurance building in Liverpool, although this was technically a hybrid frame as it utilised load bearing masonry walls.
The first fully load-bearing steel frames started to Continue reading