Lateral Stability to Building Structures


This course covers the methods by which the lateral stability of a building structure is achieved.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the methods of lateral stability in buildings
  • Recognise how robustness impacts on lateral stability
  • Identify second order effects on building structure frames
  • Illustrate development and projection of load paths in frames
  • Identify and exploit vertical and horizontal stability systems


Chris O’Regan is a principal structural engineer at AECOM Ltd., London. He has worked within the field of structural engineering for over 30 years and during his formative years. As a graduate structural engineer, he was trained and mentored at Dewhurst MacFarlane & Partners. It is there he first started designing structural glass elements and his interest in the material has not waned since.

Until 2014, he was a technical author for The Institution of Structural Engineers. In January 2012, he was tasked with revising the Institution’s now 18-year-old publication Structural Use of Glass in Buildings, bringing it in line with current methods of design, construction and maintenance of glass structures.

Intended for

Graduate structural engineers who are expected to develop their understanding of the stability of complex/real world building structures. It is a vital skill to possess to be considered a competent structural engineer.

Entry criteria

Attendees must be practising structural engineers who are familiar with building structures and have a minimum of 1 year's experience.

If we have not received enough bookings to break even one month before the date of the course, we will have to cancel it. So if you are interested, please don’t delay booking your place.

Event Information

Eventbrite - Lateral Stability

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

14:00 - 18:00

£145 + VAT for Members
£190 + VAT for Non-Members

The Institution of Structural Engineers, International HQ, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom

Chris O’Regan

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