Renaissance engineers wins IstructE research into practice award

Nada Elkady – an Engineer for Manchester-based structural and civil engineers renaissance – has been awarded the Research into Practice award from the institute of structural engineers.

Awarded to practising engineers who showcase how current research has been successfully applied in their projects, Nada and her colleagues won on the strength of their work on Viadux II.

The Salboy-led development is centred around building a large residential structure on top of the listed Castlefield Viaduct. Using just ten columns to support the huge structure, deep thought and expertise were required to navigate the risks that came with such an ambitious approach.

Along with colleagues Yasser Eljajeh and Kevin Gilsenan, Nada and the team collected research and international building codes to inform their design, all the while prioritising safety and viability.

In recognition of the award, the team’s report was published in The Structural Engineer magazine’s November issue and they’ll be presenting their work at The Young Researchers conference next year.

Nada said, “The Viadux project presented a number of challenges that really required us to push the envelope and put the latest research into practice. To be recognised by such a prestigious institution as the Institute for Structural Engineers is an honour and something both and I and my colleagues are extremely proud of.”

You can read the article in The Structural Engineer’s November issue, here.