Published: 18 March 2015

Engineering The UAE


Brian Cole BSc (Eng) MICE MIStructE is a Director of Buro Happold and has been a member of the Institution since 1978. He has a long record of service for our Western Counties Regional Group and served on many of our award panels. For five years he has been based in The United Arab Emirates, working on an iconic new museum for Abu Dhabi. Here he talks about his career and the challenges of engineering in the Middle East.


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Published: 18 February 2015

The future of Caribbean design

Careers, Education

The Institution’s Caribbean Regional Group held its 7th Annual Secondary Schools Design Competition on 31 January at The University of West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad. Savitree Singh and Tiffani de Verteuil, both Graduate Members of the Institution, helped out at the event. Here they talk us through the Competition and explain why they volunteer.

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Published: 09 February 2015

Engineering: creative, inspiring, fun

Careers, Education

Tim Ibell, Associate Dean (research) at The University of Bath, is President of The Institution of Structural Engineers for 2015. Here Tim, who has been a Chartered Member of the Institution since 2001, talks about his vision for structural engineering.

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Published: 02 February 2015

Honoured for engineering

Careers, Women engineers

Sarah Buck, a Fellow of The Institution of Structural Engineers and member since 1978, was named OBE in the New Year’s Honours List, for services to engineering and education. Here she talks about her career and thoughts on the future profession.


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Published: 10 December 2014

Building bridges with the next generation of engineers

Bridges, Careers, Education, Women Engineers

Kristina Scheibler-Frood (24) and Joanna Stanyard (23) are structural engineers working at the firm URS. During November they spent time at the St Thomas Moore Language College in London, volunteering at the school’s Monday evening science club - bringing engineering alive for interested children through a bridge building competition run over five weeks. Here they tell us why this work is so important.


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