Published: 25 April 2017

Engineers and structural dynamics

Bridges, Earthquake Engineering, Future of engineering, Skyscrapers, Videos

Ahmed Dwiddar discusses how advances in technology are helping engineers create more and more challenging structures.


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Published: 27 October 2016

Collaboration trust and understanding

Earthquake Engineering, Future of Engineering, Structural Awards, Transport Hubs, Women Engineers

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Lesley Paine has been a member of the Institution for 21 years, ten as a Fellow. She has been a practising structural engineer for 40 years. Here she discusses her career and her work on the new airport in Medina, Saudi Arabia, which has been shortlisted in the “Infrastructure or Transportation Structures” category.


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Published: 13 October 2016

Sustainable Heritage

Earthquake Engineering, Structural Awards, Structural Heritage, Sustainability

Structural Awards 2016 Shortlist Focus: Ronald Hamburger, Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, has been a practising structural engineer since 1974. Here he discusses his career and his work on The San Fransisco War Memorial Veterans Building – a project to restore a historic building in the city. The project is shortlisted in the “Structural Heritage” category.


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Published: 23 June 2016

EEFIT in Ecuador

Earthquake Engineering, Women Engineers

Over the years the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) has travelled to Pakistan, Japan, Peru, Turkey, Italy and New Zealand to investigate and report on engineering issues relating to earthquakes. Harriette Stone recently travelled to Ecuador with the team, to report on the recent earthquake in the country – here she updates us on the team’s mission. 


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Published: 07 June 2016

The guardians of public safety in Ecuador

Earthquake Engineering

Carlos Molina Hutt discusses how structural engineers, the guardians of public safety, are helping to make buildings safe in Ecuador after the April 16 earthquake.

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