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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

Course
Amesbury School detail

Eurocode 5: the essentials of timber design (online)

This online course offers an introduction to base and loadings Eurocodes and timber design to Eurocode 5.

Date ‐ 28 June 2021
Price ‐ £295 - £395
Course
wood and timber connection

Eurocode 5: Connections and advanced topics in timber design (online)

This online course introduces advanced topics in timber design to Eurocode 5, including fasteners and connectors.

Date ‐ 29 June 2021
Price ‐ £295 - £395
Course
<h4>Managing engineering projects (online)</h4>

Managing engineering projects (online)

This two day online course addresses the challenges of managing projects in an engineering context. It includes practical project management tools and techniques, with an emphasis on technical and commercial aspects.

Date ‐ 29 June 2021
Price ‐ £625 - £835
Lecture
<h4>Construction methodology and erection sequence – what is it and why is it important</h4>

Construction methodology and erection sequence – what is it and why is it important

An online technical presentation about the importance of considering construction methodology and erection sequence.

Date ‐ 30 June 2021
Price ‐ Free
Lecture
<h4>Averting disaster: how to save a collapsing building</h4>

Averting disaster: how to save a collapsing building

This online presentation by Chris Shaw will talk about averting disaster and how to save a collapsing building.

Date ‐ 30 June 2021
Price ‐ Free
Webinar
<h4>Webinar series: Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero</h4>

Webinar series: Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero

Purchase the full series and gain access to all six live and on-demand webinars.

Date ‐ 1 July 2021
Price ‐ From £234.00 + VAT
Webinar
<h4>Novel materials series: Designing with straw bale</h4>

Novel materials series: Designing with straw bale

Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero: part 3 of 6.

Date ‐ 1 July 2021
Price ‐ From £45.50 + VAT
Lecture
<h4>Werrington Grade Separation project and Commission of Inquiry into Hung Hom Station, Hong Kong</h4>

Werrington Grade Separation project and Commission of Inquiry into Hung Hom Station, Hong Kong

An online presentation on Werrington Grade Separation project by Matt Hadden plus presentation on Inquiry into Hung Hom Station, Hong Kong by President, Don McQuillan.

Date ‐ 1 July 2021
Price ‐ Free
Lecture
<h4>Storm water attenuation design using SuDS (sustainable drainage systems), AGB head office in Dublin</h4>

Storm water attenuation design using SuDS (sustainable drainage systems), AGB head office in Dublin

An online technical lecture on the design of storm water attenuation.

Date ‐ 1 July 2021
Price ‐ Free

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.

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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

 

New BSI standard on COVID-19 Safe Working

BSI release a new standard to help companies create safe working arrangements.

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Engineers for the NHS

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

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Site operating procedures

Version seven has been published by the Construction Leadership Council.

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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

Engineering a resilient future

Royal Academy report explains how engineers can minimise the impact of COVID-19 for the UK, to secure a more resilient future.

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Coronavirus employment schemes

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

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Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum

Forum represents the interests of Scotland’s construction supply chain with one consistent voice.

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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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