NEW - Temporary Demountable Structures: Guidance on Procurement, Design and Use


This course will cover the most recent available guidance published by The Institution of Structural Engineers on temporary demountable structures (TDS).

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the legislation and codes of practice related to the design of TDS in the UK
  • Distinguish the key structural principles behind different types of TDS, e.g. stages, platforms, marquees and tensile structures, grandstands and ancillary performance related structures (external screens, PA supports, etc).

Abigail Matthews has been working as a structural engineer since 1991 and co-founded Momentum Consulting Engineers in 2005. She has been involved in the design and inspection of TDS for the events and entertainment industry for most of her career. Abigail represents the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Professional Lighting and Sound Association on the Advisory Group for Temporary Structures. She also represents the UK in the development of new European standards for temporary structures and demountable seating.

Intended for

Anyone interested in or associated with events, or who must procure, use or inspect TDS.

Entry criteria


Associated publication

Temporary demountable structures: Guidance on procurement, design and use (Fourth edition)

Many of our courses have an associated, Institution-published manual or guide. Enjoy an exclusive 50% discount on a printed copy of the publication when you attend this course.
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Event Information

Eventbrite - Temporary Demountable Structures: Guidance on Procurement, Design and Use

Event Status
Places Available

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

£290 + VAT for Members
(Early bird £261 + VAT)

£370 + VAT for Non-Members
(Early bird £333 + VAT)

The Emergency Planning College, Easingwold, York

Abigail Matthews

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