Business Practice & Regulatory Control Committee

Our Business Practice and Regulatory Control Committee helps shape the Institution’s technical strategy in areas which impact on the operation of a structural design practice.

To ensure that the Institution's technical strategy (in relation to business and regulatory matters) is implemented, through a programme of activities and initiatives.

The committee works closely with the Engineering Leadership Group and the Head of Technical Secretariat Services to determine strategic priorities: how, where and when to supply members with related resources, training and events.

This committee also provides direction and oversight of the BIM, Ethics and Small Practitioners Panels.

 

Structure:
  • Chair
  • Chairs of Reporting Panels
  • Representative of the Structural Futures Committee
  • Representative of the Young Members Panel
  • Up to 11 other members
  • Corresponding members
 
Get involved:

Volunteering also makes a valuable contribution to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

You will attend four meetings a year and have full access to all related documents. You will undertake some work between meetings.

We invite expressions of interest in committee membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.

Contact the committee if you have questions about their work. 

Contact the committee

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Featured events and resources

Blog
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Addressing the Climate Emergency within a small engineering practice

In this blog, Matt Byatt FIStrucE and Vice President, describe his SME's experience in addressing the Climate Emergency.

Date ‐ 21 June 2021
Author ‐ Matt Byatt
Price ‐ Free
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Viewpoint: Mental health in construction: who's looking out for management?</h4>

Viewpoint: Mental health in construction: who's looking out for management?

Andy Leask sees a role for the professional institutions in creating an environment where all people – from junior staff to directors – feel comfortable discussing mental health issues with their peers.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Andy Leask
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Viewpoint: How can we allow room for innovation in a competency focused profession?</h4>

Viewpoint: How can we allow room for innovation in a competency focused profession?

Neil Wakeman calls for codes of conduct to balance risk and competency against a need to allow engineering skills to be applied as fully as possible in the pursuit of better solutions.

Date ‐ 4 May 2021
Author ‐ Neil Wakeman
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
Engineers checking design documents

Business Practice Note No. 37: Checking the work of another engineer

Stephen Gregson provides guidance on how to approach an appointment to review a design developed by another engineer.

Date ‐ 4 January 2021
Author ‐ Stephen Gregson
Price ‐ £9

Related resources and events

Conference
<h4>International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (Partner content)</h4>

International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (Partner content)

The eighth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2022) will be held in Cape Town from 5 to 7 September 2022.

Date ‐ 5 September 2022
Price ‐ To be advised
Conference
<h4>Modern Uses of Timber in a Changing Environment Conference (online)</h4>

Modern Uses of Timber in a Changing Environment Conference (online)

Share your knowledge of modern uses of timber.

Date ‐ 22 March 2022
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ £175 - £275 + VAT
Course
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Writing skills for engineers

This course helps you improve the quality of your written reports and reduce the time you spend writing. It covers how to adapt your writing style for different documents and audiences. You will also learn some grammar best practice to help you write clearly and concisely.

Date ‐ 10 March 2022
Location ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £305.00
Course
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Dealing with domestic clients

This half-day course assists engineers working in the domestic sector for householders or small businesses.

Date ‐ 9 March 2022
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ £215.00
Course
<h4>Business and strategic planning</h4>

Business and strategic planning

A business plan provides a living blueprint for running and growing your business. It ensures you are on course to meet goals, financial targets and operational milestones. This highly practical half day workshop teaches the skills you need in order to plan the medium and long term growth of your SME.

Date ‐ 8 March 2022
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ £215.00
Guidance
<h4>Examples for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8</h4>

Examples for the seismic design of steel and concrete buildings to Eurocode 8

Simple design calculations for basic steel and concrete elements for buildings within the scope of BS EN 1998.

Date ‐ 13 December 2021
Author ‐ Costas Georgopoulos and Kong Kian Hau
Price ‐ £37.50/£48.75/£75.00
Course
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Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures (Online)

This course introduces participants to the design of concrete structures to Eurocode 2, including the basics (materials, cover, fire), flexure, shear, deflection and column design.

Date ‐ 1 December 2021
Price ‐ £255 - £395
Conference
<h4>Design risk workshop (online)</h4>

Design risk workshop (online)

Learn how to approach risk assessments and understand the importance of considering risk during the design process.

Date ‐ 29 November 2021
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ £35 - 55 + VAT
Meeting
<h4>3D industrial steel hall analysis: from model to design verification</h4>

3D industrial steel hall analysis: from model to design verification

Learn how BuildSoft software solutions can increase productivity in your daily structural analysis tasks.

Date ‐ 23 November 2021

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