Published: 17 October 2017

Radically different engineering

Leisure Structures, Structural Awards

John Roberts discusses his work on the British Airways i360, a remarkable new attraction on the Brighton seafront which was presented with the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence at The Structural Awards 2017.

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Published: 27 July 2017

What is the greatest Structural Awards cultural icon?

History, Leisure Structures, Structural Awards, Structural Heritage, Vote

2017 is The Structural Awards’ 50th year. There have been many great projects recognised with the Institution’s ultimate structural engineering accolade - but which holds the most important place as a cultural icon?


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Published: 31 January 2017

President's Blog – Anniversary Structures

Bridges, Leisure Structures, Structural Heritage

Institution President, Ian Firth, discusses the engineering behind structures completed in 1897.


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Published: 07 October 2015

Engineering a community hub

Concrete, Leisure Structures, Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: Redcar Leisure and Community Heart (RLCH) is a a new landmark for the people of Redcar, in North East England. Here the BuroHappold engineers who designed the structure describe the challenges involved in its construction, and how it feels to be shortlisted for The Structural Awards 2015.


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Published: 26 August 2015

Engineering the tallest wheel in the world

Leisure Structures, Structural Awards

The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus: John Lyle has been a structural engineer for 35 years. Here he talks about his work on “The Vegas High Roller”, the tallest observation wheel in the world.  Located in Las Vegas, USA, it has been shortlisted in both the “Arts or Entertainment Structures” and “Sports and Leisure Structures” award categories.

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