Subsidiary organisations

Wholly owned subsidiary companies

IStructE Ltd

IStructE Ltd is a trading subsidiary of the Institution of Structural Engineers. IStructE Ltd undertakes activities outside the scope of the Institution in its capacity as a charity and learned society. All of the company’s profits are gift aided to the Institution.

Structural Engineers Registration Ltd

Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (SER Ltd) is a trading subsidiary of the Institution of Structural Engineers. SER was formed, supported by the Institution of Civil Engineers, to provide registration schemes for the certification of structural building design.

Supported Organisations

Benevolent Fund

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Benevolent Fund helps our members and their dependants in times of financial difficulty.


The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) is a group of earthquake engineers, architects and academics who work to improve the seismic resistance of both traditional and engineered structures in earthquake prone countries.


The fibUK group serves as the UK National Member Group to the International Federation for Structural Concrete, usually referred to as fib (federation international du beton). fib has an exceptional heritage in shaping the state-of-the-art in the use of structural concrete through research, developing guidance, and disseminating latest developments through publications and events.

Research Fund

The Institution of Structural Engineers' Research Fund was launched in 1993 to support those undertaking research in the field of structural engineering.

Affiliate organisations 

The Institution of Structural Engineers is affiliated with a number of organisations that tackle specialist areas of structural engineering or provide a service to our members. The Institution works collaboratively with these organisations – providing support and expertise.


In support of the preservation of age old design and construction legacies, the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE) is a public record identifying civil and structural engineers, skilled in the conservation of historic structures and sites.


The Institution of Structural Engineers is a patron of the international charity RedR. Through training and support RedR improves disaster relief by helping to rebuild the lives of people affected by natural disaster and conflict. RedR supplies engineers and other skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes worldwide.


Structural-Safety combines the activities of the Standing Committee on Structural Safety (SCOSS) and the Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS) scheme. It works with the professionals, industry and government on safety matters concerned with the design, construction and use of building and civil engineering structures.

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