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Continuing Professional Deveopment Courses

Learn from the best at great member rates

The Institution is rolling out a brand new programme of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses this autumn.

The programme launches with courses on structural behaviour and Eurocodes 4 and 6. A full range of workshops, masterclasses and lectures will be on offer in 2017.

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Members news

Post Referendum Advice to UK Government

Offering post-EU Referendum advice to the UK Government

A message from the Chief Executive, Martin Powell.

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Seismic and Dynamic Events Panel

New Seismic and Dynamic Events Panel

Panel will build on the work of the Earthquake Engineering Advisory Working Group.

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2016 BIM Survey

Our 2016 BIM Survey

Survey reveals enthusiasm for BIM and identifies barriers to implementation.

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Starting a Young Members Group

How I helped start a Young Members' Group

Michael Cortis discusses how he helped set up the Northern Counties YMG.

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John Nolan appointed chair of CIC

John Nolan appointed Chairman of Construction Industry Council (CIC) 

John was inaugurated on 30 June.

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New additions fo Essential Knowledge Series

New additions to Essential Knowledge Series

More texts include ‘Behaviour of Beams’ and ‘Structural Form’

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The institue sponsors Zambia community project

Institution sponsors Zambia community project

Project will provide much needed facilities for Lusaka, Zambia

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EEFIT Grants awarded

EEFIT Grant Scheme Winner

Congratulations to Harriette Stone and Laura Howlett, both of UCL.

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Understanding structural analysis

Dr David Brohn – textbooks and taught courses

An update on courses and textbooks by President's Award winner, Dr David Brohn

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Selected titles now available online

You can now borrow books from the Institution’s library at the click of a button!

More than 80 titles from the library’s collection are available as electronic loans, wherever you are in the world, whatever the time of day.

To access the books, visit the E-Library section of the Institution website and enter your login details as usual.

Full details available here.


EEFIT presents preliminary observations on Ecuador Earthquake of 16 April

During 24 May – 7 June a team was deployed to Ecuador by the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT). At this meeting, the team will present its activities, observations and conclusions.

Event date: 19 September 2016
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Price: Free
Location: Institute of Engineering and Technology, 2 Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL

For full details visit the website here

Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the Structural Engineer

This interactive morning event will explore the engineer’s role in building information modelling; providing the right level of detail at the right time; why analysis and design software packages are so robust in their calculation; and how easy it is today to move between software platforms, so that you use the right software, for the right level of detail, at the right time.

Event date: 21 September 2016
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Price: Free
Location: Institution Headquarters, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

For full details visit the website here

Peikko Industry Workshop: Deltabeam - Overview , Integration to frame , Exemplar Case Studies

DELTABEAM® is a very practical beam solution for multi-storey buildings such as offices, hospitals, schools, hotels, car parks, shopping centres, and residential buildings. This event will feature an introduction to DELTABEAM®, and overview of DELTABEAM® features and how they translate into client benefits, plus case studies and project references.

Event date: 12 October 2016
Time: 09:30 for 10:00
Price: Free
Location: Institution Headquarters, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS

For full details visit the website here


IABSE Future of Design London 2016

A conference for young engineers, architects and other professionals early in their careers aimed at promoting design and inspiring future generations. Every year it is organised on a voluntary basis by a group of enthusiastic young engineers from the leading structural consultancies in the UK.

Event date: 08 September 2016
Time: See website
Price: See website
Location: Imperial College London

For full details visit the website here

ASEC 2016 – The Role of Structural Engineers

Topics to be studied include: History & Forensic Engineering, Realising Dreams, Sustainability, Safety, Change Management and Communication and the Future of Structural Engineering.

Event date: 22 to 25 November 2016
Time: See Flyer
Price: See Flyer
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Brisbane, Australia

For full details visit the website here

ICNDT 2017

The 14th International Conference titled ˝Application of Contemporary Non-destructive testing in Engineering˝ in Bernardin, Slovenia on September 4 - 6, 2017. The aim of the conference series is to bring together colleagues from academia and industry in all novel NDT related research areas and applications.

Event date: 4 to 6 September 2017
Time: See website
Price: See website
Location: Gran Hotel Bernardin, Slovenia

For full details visit the website here

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The Structural Engineer
July 2016   |   Volume 94 - Issue 7



July 2016

In this month's issue:

Complete issue (July 2016)

People and Papers Awards 2016

Gold Medal address 2016: The Adventure of the Itinerant Engineer

Kenneth Severn Award 2016

Ordsall Chord, Manchester: design of the UK's first network arch bridge

Engineer's Guide to PI Claims. Part 6: Claimants' costs and protective offers

Engineering the Hanging Garden of Babylon

Managing Health & Safety Risks (no 52): Foreseeable risks

Viewpoint: What can professional engineers do to mitigate global warming?


Fire Design of Steel Structures (2nd ed.) (Book review)

Ditherington Mill and the Industrial Revolution (Book review)

A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects (Book review)

Verulam (readers' letters - July 2016)

Diary dates (July 2016)

Spotlight on Structures (July 2016)

And finally... (July 2016)