NEW - Appraisal of Existing Structures

This course is fully booked. It is scheduled to be run again in September.


This course covers the appraisal of all types of existing building structures. The focus will be on initial visual appraisals, desktop assessments of structures and developing scopes for further non-destructive and intrusive investigations, including the use of new survey technologies.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of the course, you should be able to:
  • Appraise an existing structure using visual techniques coupled with your knowledge of ‘how structures work’
  • Identify the nature, type and age of a building structure – and how best to source information on building structures
  • Recognise the current condition of a building structure and the key structural issues affecting the nature of the project going forward
  • Set out recommendations for further investigation
  • Recognise how buildings were historically designed and specified – and what problems/limitations some structures may inherently have


Mike Greenhalgh BSc (Hons) CEng MICE MIStructE, now works as an independent consultant following a career in engineering firms with national construction organisations. Over the years he has gained knowledge and experience of existing commercial and public buildings, bridges, process and other industrial facilities, in regard of their refurbishment, adaption, remodelling, extension and upgrade

Intended for

Graduates through to recently chartered engineers who wish to improve their ability to appraise existing structures.

Entry criteria

None. However, a familiarity with the Institution’s Appraisal of existing structures 3rd ed is recommended.

Associated publications
  •  Appraisal of existing structures 3rd ed.
  • Guide to surveys and inspections of buildings and associated structures
Many of our courses have an associated, Institution-published manual or guide. Enjoy an exclusive 50% discount on a printed copy of the publications when you attend this course.

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Please note change to date published in CPD 2019 brochure.

Event Information

Event Status
Fully Booked

Event Date

10:00 - 17:30

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

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

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

Mike Greenhalgh

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