Management of Structures Study Group

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The Management of Structures Study Group was set up to discuss how structural engineers can actively manage structures once they are in use. Structural engineers frequently advise on the necessity for programmes of inspecting, testing and monitoring in order to manage the risks, including the requirements for input to the health and safety file under Construction Design and Management (in the UK).

There is little guidance available that has been identified on the approach to be taken in advising clients on these matters and in particular the need for situations to be managed over the longer term in order to seek to maintain adequate levels of public safety.

Topics covered: 

  • Degradation and ageing
  • Fatigue and brittle fracture
  • Impact damage
  • Progressive movements and settlements
  • Changes in use and loading
  • Known defects (however they arise)

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If you are interested in joining the Management of Structures Study Group, please contact the technical department.

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