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Why appoint a member of the IStructE?

Our Members demonstrate technical competence, integrity and professionalism to colleagues, employers and clients.

Chartered Members

Awarded titles:
Chartered Structural Engineer

Awarded Post Nominals:
AIStructE, or, MIStructE, or, FIStructE
(+ CEng if registered with UK's Engineering Council)

The members will have:

  • Academic qualifications in Civil or Structural Engineering at Masters level

  • Completed a period of initial professional development into 13 core objectives

  • Successfully completed the Institution's Professional Review Interview

  • Successfully completed the Institution's 7 hour Chartered Membership Examination, or an equivalent test, in structural analysis and conceptual design.

Associate-Members

Awarded titles
Incorporated Structural Engineer

Awarded Post Nominals
AMIStructE
(+ IEng if registered with the UK's Engineering Council)

The members will have:

  • Academic qualifications in Civil or Structural Engineering at bachelors level

  • Completed a period of initial professional development into 13 core objectives

  • Successfully completed the Institution's Professional Review Interview

  • Successfully completed the Institution's 7 hour Associate-Membership examination which tests candidates' ability in structural analysis and conceptual design.

Technician Members

Awarded titles
Technician Member

Awarded Post Nominals
TIStructE
(+ EngTech if registered with the UK's Engineering Council)

The members will have:

  • Academic qualification set at level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework for England, Northern Ireland or Wales; or at level 6 in Scotland; or the equivalent.

  • Completed a period of initial professional development into 12 core objectives

  • Successfully completed the Institution's Professional Review Interview

Graduate Members

The members will have:

  • Academic qualifications in Civil or Structural Engineering at bachelors level

Check a member's status and get in touch with structural engineers.


 
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Search for Expert Witnesses

Browse our Expert Witness register to find a Chartered Structural Engineer with the skills and expertise you require.

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Search for individuals who are members

Search our directory to find members of the Institution around the world, and to establish if they have undertaken Continuous Professional Development (CPD approved).

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Structural engineering firms near me

Use our search to find structural engineering firms near you, and read free advice on topics like loft conversions and extensions.

Advice for your project

Planning a home improvement?

Structural engineers are essential on many home improvement projects. For instance, when creating an open plan space, a structural engineer can tweak the design so that less material is used more efficiently.

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Basement conversions

An apparently simple conversion of an existing cellar can be as complex as a new build.

Home extension

Building an extension

An extension always involves structural engineering of the foundations, walls and roof.

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Converting your loft or attic

Loft conversions are very common, but the available height is often insufficient for conversion.

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Creating an open plan space

You should always consult a structural engineer as there are both structural and fire safety hazards involved.

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Fitting a new staircase

It’s essential to understand your home’s existing structure before fitting a new staircase.

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Structural engineers and your home project

Everything you need to know about working with structural engineers in one handy guide.




Handy tips

A professionally qualified structural engineer can help you devise safe and cost effective solutions for projects like building an extension or loft conversion.

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6 questions to ask your structural engineer

Planning a home improvement? Here are six key questions you should ask your engineer before you begin work.

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What is a structural survey?

The term structural survey is a little confusing and outdated. 




Complaining against a member of the Institution

Our Code of Conduct celebrates the standard of our members’ professional and ethical behaviour. If you feel that a member has failed to comply with these expectations, we have a complaints procedure which you can follow for the matter to be investigated by the Institution. 

Explore our training, events and resources to support you throughout your career and membership journey.