As civil and structural engineers for the new headquarters for the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank we faced an exciting challenge. 

The unusual geometric configuration and detail of the steel frame, the comprehensive wind tunnel studies, the construction of a deep and complex basement in difficult soil conditions, and some new developments in protective coatings to steelwork are just some of the issues that tested the depth of our expertise. In our first article of this issue we explore these challenges in more detail.

Other articles in this issue include: Appraisal of existing ferrous metal structures: part 1; The structural design of the new Theatre Royal in Plymouth which features large and small auditoria, UK; Design for seismic loading in the North Sea: A state of the art summary; Arup Acoustics; Acoustics in Arup 1965-1980; Arup Acoustics now by Richard Cowell.

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The Arup Journal 1982 - Issue 4