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COVID-19 response

Updates on Institution activities and resources during the COVID-19 emergency.

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic presents huge challenges to members.

During this period we will strive to keep you updated about Institution activities, issue regular updates on advice from governments and other organisations, and provide you with more and better remote learning opportunities wherever you are in the world.

Keep an eye on this page for news on our services, a rolling programme of new remote learning opportunities, and other important information.

 

COVID-19 news and resources

Blog
Man suffering from stress

Recognising mental health problems

Andy Leask FIStructE discusses some of the signs that someone needs support.

Date - 15 May 2020
Author - Andy Leask FIStructE
News
Exterior at Bastwick Street

IStructE HQ during lockdown

Our headquarter building in Bastwick Street, London is currently closed, following UK Government advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date - 30 March 2020
Blog
A woman working in her home office

Homeworking established – 5 further considerations

Owen Brooker MIStructE considers wider implications of home working for business.

Date - 7 April 2020
Author - Owen Brooker MIStructE
Blog
Working from home

Remote working for SMEs

Dan Fordham MIStructE provides useful tips for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) forced to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date - 3 April 2020
Author - Dan Fordham MIStructE
Blog
View of a complex road junction from above

Should COVID-19 change society's direction of travel?

What we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? Kate Leighton gives an opinion from a UK perspective.

Date - 30 March 2020
Author - Kate Leighton FIStructE
News
Don McQuillan, 2020 IStructE President

An open letter from Don McQuillan, President

A message from the 2020 President to members worldwide.

Date - 30 March 2020
News
Exterior at Bastwick Street

An open letter from the Chief Executive, Martin Powell

An update on the Institution's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date - 19 March 2020
Guidance
A building undergoing demolition

Points to consider before attending a site during the COVID-19 epidemic

Points to consider before attending a site.

Date - 26 March 2020

Remote CPD opportunities

Webinar
<h4>Conceptual design: creativity and idea generation during lockdown</h4>

Conceptual design: creativity and idea generation during lockdown

How do you maintain creativity across remote teams?

Date - 17 June 2020
Price - £45.50 + VAT
Lecture
A cleared construction site

Party wall presentation

This online lecture will provide a detailed presentation on the application, use and avoidance of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

Date - 17 June 2020
Price - Free
Webinar
<h4>Driving innovation through inclusiveness: the business case</h4>

Driving innovation through inclusiveness: the business case

Drive innovation through diversity and inclusion

Date - 18 June 2020
Price - Free
Lecture
<h4>Non-linear modelling of concrete structures</h4>

Non-linear modelling of concrete structures

This online lecture addresses challenges in correctly modelling the behaviour of materials acting together, the associated uncertainties, and required safety formats.

Date - 18 June 2020
Price - Free
Lecture
Interior Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

This online lecture covers the structural design of the award-winning stadium.

Date - 23 June 2020
Price - Free
Lecture
<h4>Climate change and carbon data for structures</h4>

Climate change and carbon data for structures

This online lecture will discuss climate change and carbon data for structures.

Date - 2 July 2020
Price - Free
Lecture
<h4>Launch of IStructE Plan of Work 2020</h4>

Launch of IStructE Plan of Work 2020

This online event discusses the Institution's publishing of this vital new resource.

Date - 2 July 2020
Price - Free
Webinar
<h4>Communicating your designs</h4>

Communicating your designs

How and why communication has a role to play in engineering design.

Date - 9 July 2020
Price - £45.50 + VAT
Webinar
<h4>Structural engineering with bamboo</h4>

Structural engineering with bamboo

An insight to bamboo as a material and bamboo poles as a ‘structural product’.

Date - 4 August 2020
Price - £45.50 + VAT

Important information

 

The Benevolent Fund

We support current or former IStructE members going through tough times with grants, loans and advice. Get in touch today.

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The Structural Engineer magazine

Change your address to receive your copy at home. A 30% discount is available for new online subscriptions.

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CPD submissions

We still require members to submit CPD records. If you're experiencing problems contact [email protected] We'll be happy to help.

About CPD

Library services

Our ebook collection of almost 400 titles remains accessible.

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Institution exams

July Chartered and Associate-Membership exams have been postponed until September due to the pandemic.

About exams

Advice from other organisations

 

Engineers for the NHS

IED project brings engineers together to address challenges set by NHS workers.

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Site operating procedures

Version four has been published by the Construction Leadership Council.

View guidance

Latest from the Construction Industry Council (CIC)

The CIC produces a Coronavirus digest with latest news for the UK.

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Template travel to work letter

The Construction Leadership Council has prepared the attached template that firms can issue to workforces.

View letter

Coronavirus employment schemes

Information on the UK Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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UK Government building safety update

Useful sources of information which construction industry professionals may find helpful.

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CLC asks employers to complete a People Survey

Survey will show impact of COVID-19 on employment levels and inform the CLC's Roadmap to Recovery.

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How sites should be closed

Guidance if sites are to be temporarily closed, from the Construction Leadership Council.

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