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Our busy international events programme provides great opportunities for members to network with peers and develop their knowledge.

We offer a programme of events online, at our London HQ and around the world including:

and tailored training for structural engineers including:

Upcoming events and training courses

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two people at a desk looking over a contract

Practical law 1: contract law for engineers

This popular one-day course will give you a practical understanding of the essentials of contractual relationships. It demystifies the language used, explains the concepts and provides a knowledge base to avoid common pitfalls of engineering and construction contracts.

Date – 16 July 2024
Location – Online
Price – £325 - £485 + VAT
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<h4>Structural engineering with bamboo</h4>

Structural engineering with bamboo

This course equips attendees with practical knowledge about structural design with bamboo stems (culms). The course considers aspects of concept design, detailed design and durability by design.

Date – 11 September 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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A large horizontal metal structure projects from the side of a tall building.

Wind loading on structures to EN 1991-1-4

This course takes place as a series of two-hour interactive sessions over three weeks. It introduces EN 1991-1-4 for determining wind actions on structures, outlines the basic principles behind the code and covers each step of the procedure for calculating the wind loads on structures. Attention is given to important features introduced by the UK NA.

Date – 12 September 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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Blackpool seafront flood defence

Reliability, resilience and robustness in structural engineering design

This interactive online course will share current state-of-the-art frameworks for the adoption of resilience-based design in professional practice, demonstrating advantages compared to a traditional prescriptive design and providing examples of how they benefit the client.

Date – 17 September 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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highrise apartment blocks

Eurocode 4: composite design

This course supports the practising designer with composite design to Eurocode 4. It will enable an understanding of the essential requirements of this code in structural design and how the code operates.

Date – 18 September 2024
Location – 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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A image of a person holding a digital pen sketching on a Pad device.

Digital sketching for engineers

This interactive course, delivered as three two-hour sessions, provides a comprehensive foundation in digital sketching for Windows and OS system users.

Date – 19 September 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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<h4>Structural design for efficient concrete structures (sponsored content)</h4>

Structural design for efficient concrete structures (sponsored content)

This sponsored industry briefing by StruSoft discovers how to enhance your concrete design by integrating modern and user-friendly non-linear plastic analysis methods. Gain insights into effectively navigating common pitfalls in concrete design, ultimately aiming to create structurally efficient buildings.

Date – 24 September 2024
Location – The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
Price – Free
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<h4>Adaptive reuse of existing buildings</h4>

Adaptive reuse of existing buildings

This practical course will help structural engineers to confidently approach a refurbishment or reuse project. Looking at the initial steps needed to understand an existing structure, how to apply basic conservation principles and the design implications and considerations.

Date – 24 September 2024
Location – 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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Firefighters saving a fire.

Structural fire engineering and the Building Safety Act

This course is designed to provide structural engineers with a greater understanding of fire safety, key legislation, and the principles of risk analysis in order to ensure that adequate structural performance in fire is achieved. Participants will examine case studies of structural and non-structural failures as a result of fire.

Date – 25 September 2024
Location – 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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<h4>Structural engineering appreciation for the integrated design of building structures</h4>

Structural engineering appreciation for the integrated design of building structures

A guide to the field of structural engineering in relation to buildings for construction industry professionals.

Date – 2 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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Excavator demolishing structure

Demolition and structural refurbishment

This course provides guidance on specific aspects of demolition and refurbishment from an engineering perspective, while addressing safety, environmental and sustainability influences.

Date – 3 October 2024
Location – 47-58 Bastwick St, London, EC1V 3PS
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT
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<h4>Steel essentials: practical design of structural steelwork</h4>

Steel essentials: practical design of structural steelwork

This course presents practical guidance on key aspects of preliminary scheme development and detailed scheme design in structural steelwork.

Date – 7 October 2024
Location – Online
Price – £295 - £445 + VAT

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