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Logos of contributors to the Policy Position Paper on embodied carbon regulation

Embodied carbon regulation - alignment of industry policy recommendations

UK political party leaders urged to make manifesto commitments for embodied carbon regulation in the UK.

Date – 31 January 2024
Author – Various
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The Regenerative Structural Engineer front cover

Engineers call for the design of buildings, towns and cities that will repair the natural world

We must move from an agenda of “do less harm” to one of “do more good”.

Date – 24 January 2024
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The Regenerative Structural Engineer front cover

Michael Pawlyn reviews 'The regenerative structural engineer' book

"The book is illustrated with excellent case studies where structural engineers have played a pivotal role in aiming higher in the system to create new business enterprises."

Date – 23 January 2024
Author – IStructE
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IStructE new President Tanya de Hoog launches her vision

Tanya de Hoog FIStructE, the Institution of Structural Engineers’ new President for 2024, calls on her profession, and those in the wider built environment, to harness their collective expertise to accelerate meaningful, scalable, and positive change towards the environment and humanity.

Date – 23 January 2024
Author – IStructE
The Structural Engineer
Graphic showing hierarchy for net-zero structural design inspired by PAS 2080

Putting the net-zero hierarchy into practice: Build nothing

Emily Halliwell introduces a new series of notes that will signpost key climate resources for IStructE members around each level in the hierarchy of net-zero design.

Date – 2 January 2024
Author – Emily Halliwell
Price – £0
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Inclusive design brings economic benefits, says new guidance from IStructE

Design of buildings and spaces needs to remove barriers to inclusivity - including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, and neuro-divergence.

Date – 6 December 2023
Author – IStructE
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The Building Safety Act – Demonstrating competence

In accordance with the Building Safety Act 2022 engineers working on Higher-Risk Buildings (HRB) will be required to demonstrate their competence to do so. The Institution of Structural Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers are developing a joint registration process to enable members of both institutions to demonstrate their competence against a new structural engineering HRB standard

Date – 23 November 2023
Author – IStructE
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IStructE wins Sustainability Champion 2023 Award

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has been named Sustainability Champion of the year at the prestigious Association Excellence Awards .

Date – 8 November 2023
Author – IStructE
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IStructE statement & FAQs: Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

The latest RAAC guidance and how to mitigate risk moving forward.

Date – 25 October 2023
Author – IStructE
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GGBS Paper

News release: Concrete production - GGBS is "a limited and constrained global resource"

Ground granulated blast furnace slag's (GGBS) used to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in concrete needs to be carefully considered, recommends a new paper.

Date – 22 September 2023
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Image of IstructE at the British Car Parking Awards 2023, winning the Special Jury mention for Car Park Design

IStructE wins at the British Parking Awards 2023

IStructE wins the Special Jury Award at the 2023 British Parking Awards for its Car park design guidance.

Date – 19 September 2023
Author – IStructE
The Structural Engineer
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Spotlight on Structures (August 2023)

The Featured Article for Volume 52 of Structures is about finite element analysis to predict shear behaviour of headed studs in steel ultra-high performance concrete slabs.

Date – 1 August 2023
Author – The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price – £0
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Inspiring the next generation

Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action at the Institution of Structural Engineers, discusses what motivates him, his career choices, and why he’s bringing the sustainability message to engineers of the future.

Date – 27 July 2023
Author – IStructE
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Regional Group Elections 2023

The new UK and Ireland Regional Group structure is currently being piloted by Ireland, Northwest UK and Scotland, and nominations are sought for positions vacant within these three ‘new style’ Regional Groups.

Date – 17 July 2023
Author – IStructE
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<h4>Corporate Statement: Response to NAO reports</h4>

Corporate Statement: Response to NAO reports

Statement from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) about the National Audit Office (NAO) reports: Condition of school buildings and DfE sustainability overview.

Date – 14 July 2023
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Cover of IStructE guidance Circular economy and reuse guidance for designers

News release: Circular economy guidance

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ (IStructE) new guidance focuses on the circular economy as part of the answer to tackling climate change and resource depletion in the built environment.

Date – 12 July 2023
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Car park design cover

News Release: Car park design needs to evolve to cope with bigger, heavier electric cars

Car parks are established parts of our built environment, and with the growth of electric vehicles, these building’s structural design needs to be carefully considered to ensure they are fire-safe, sustainable and secure for public use.

Date – 3 July 2023
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Young Structural Engineering Professional Award 2023 Winners

Congratulations to the joint winners of the 2023 Young Structural Engineering Professional Award

Date – 29 June 2023
Author – IStructE
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International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), celebrates the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every day.

Date – 22 June 2023
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Fiona Carr at the People and Papers Awards

People and Papers Awards 2023

Read award-winning papers and discover members recognised for their commitment to the Institution.

Date – 14 June 2023
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Finalists announced for the Young Structural Engineering Professional Award 2023

Meet the finalists for the Young Structural Engineering Professional Award 2023

Date – 26 April 2023
Author – IStructE
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<h4>FOOTPRINT+ announces an inspiring agenda and speaker line-up for 2023</h4>

FOOTPRINT+ announces an inspiring agenda and speaker line-up for 2023

FOOTPRINT+ is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the UK property market who wants to gain insights, network with key players, and discover the latest cutting-edge methods for achieving sustainability and net zero in real estate.

Date – 23 March 2023
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Trustee Elections 2023

Nominations remain open for Vice-President (China & Central Asia) candidates. If you think you can represent your region's interests - or know someone that can - submit a nomination.

Date – 20 March 2023
Author – Kristy MacDonald, Board Secretary and Head of Professional Conduct
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<h4>Martin Paul Ashmead awarded an Honorary Degree</h4>

Martin Paul Ashmead awarded an Honorary Degree

The Open University awarded the Honorary Degree of ‘Master of the University’ to Martin Paul Ashmead

Date – 17 March 2023
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Dr David Brohn awarded the MBE

Dr David Brohn was awarded the MBE in the 2022 Queen’s Honour list. He received it at the Investiture from King Charles, 14 February 2023 at Windsor Castle.

Date – 16 March 2023
Author – IStructE
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Representatives on third-party groups

Read award-winning papers and discover members recognised for their commitment to the Institution.

Date – 7 March 2023
Career Profiles
<h4>Albert Williamson-Taylor is named as IStructE Gold Medallist 2023</h4>

Albert Williamson-Taylor is named as IStructE Gold Medallist 2023

The award recognises Albert's passion for cutting-edge technology, innovation and sustainable engineering that is respectful of structural heritage.

Date – 16 February 2023
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The Structural Awards open to entries, recognising the best Structural Engineering in today’s world

Entry criteria have been revised in the light of the climate emergency, asking every submission to clearly demonstrate its sustainability credentials.

Date – 25 January 2023
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New Building Safety Act section on IStructE.org

Read award-winning papers and discover members recognised for their commitment to the Institution.

Date – 19 December 2022
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Voting

2022 Election of Vice Presidents and Council Members

The Institution congratulates all those elected and gives commiserations and thanks to those unsuccessful this time round.

Date – 20 September 2022
Author – IStructE