Scott Boote, Mark Day and Steve Webb wrote an article ‘Stone as a structural material. Part 4: Contemporary loadbearing stone buildings’ in the latest issue of The Structural Engineer.
Webb Yates, in conjunction with The Stonemasonry Company, has begun to develop a building system that would be a low-energy alternative to more common steel and concrete-framed structures. In this article, we hope to demonstrate how a creative approach to engineering design can utilise stone to exploit its inherent strengths.
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