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

Training
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Circular economy panel debate

A technical debate around practical approaches towards implementing the circular economy within structural engineering and the construction industry.

Date ‐ 7 January 2022
Author ‐ Laura Batty, Andrea Charlson, Penny Gowler and Charlie Wedgwood
Price ‐ 0
Blog
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Financing a greener built environment

Date ‐ 29 October 2021
Author ‐ Suzannah Sherman, Research Associate, Chatham House Sustainability Accelerator
The Structural Engineer
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Company-wide carbon targets: overcoming barriers to progress

Setting company-wide carbon targets for projects is an effective way to bring about behavioural change within a firm, leading to widespread carbon accounting and reductions across a firm's portfolio. This report summarises a roundtable held to discuss barriers and opportunities for setting targets within firms.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Will Arnold
Price ‐ £0
News
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2022: The new Code of Conduct

The Professional Conduct Committee has recently undertaken an in-depth review of the Code of Conduct. The new Code will be launched on the 1st of January 2022. 

Date ‐ 15 December 2021
Author ‐ Rui Carvalho-Pais, Professional Conduct Manager
Training
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CPD brochure 2022

The 2022 brochure of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses is available to download.

Date ‐ 9 December 2021
Price ‐ 0
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COP26 and structural engineering

Date ‐ 15 November 2021
Author ‐ Will Arnold, Head of Climate Action, IStructE
The Structural Engineer
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Business Practice Note No. 38: Getting value from your social media activity

The IStructE Marketing team sets out simple steps for planning and implementing a successful social media strategy for your business.

Date ‐ 8 November 2021
Author ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
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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
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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
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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

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Eurocode 2: design of concrete structures

This course introduces participants to the design of concrete structures to Eurocode 2. As well as the basics of materials, cover and fire, it also considers flexure, shear, deflection and column design.

Date ‐ 8 December 2022
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ £265 - £395 + VAT
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Expert Witness: going into court

This one day, face-to-face course is designed to give you knowledge and experience of being in court. You will be cross-examined by a practising barrister in a protected environment to improve your technique, so you can be confident if you are called to give evidence.

Date ‐ 23 November 2022
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Rapid calculations for engineers

Provides a theoretical framework for rapid problem solving concept calculations

Date ‐ 15 November 2022
Location ‐ Online
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Writing skills for engineers

This one day, online 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 ‐ 8 November 2022
Location ‐ Online
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Financial fundamentals

This one day, face-to-face course provides an overview of accounting principles and an explanation of accounting terminology. It also covers how three key financial documents are produced.

Date ‐ 27 October 2022
Location ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £305 - £465 + VAT
Course
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Eurocode 7: foundation design for small practitioners

This course covers aspects of the geotechnical and structural design of spread and piled foundations. It is tailored for engineers working in small practices. The content is compliant with Eurocodes 2 and 7, with opportunities for comparisons with relevant British Standards.

Date ‐ 20 October 2022
Location ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £265 - £395 + VAT
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Deep basements

This course gives guidance on the key considerations when planning the construction of deep basements. It covers using both embedded wall bottom-up and top-down construction in accordance with Eurocodes 2 and 7.

Date ‐ 12 October 2022
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ £265 - £395
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Eurocode 6: masonry design

This course provides participants with detailed knowledge of masonry design to Eurocode 6 Standards and the National Annexes for Eurocodes.

Date ‐ 11 October 2022
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ £265 - £395 + VAT
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Business skills for engineers

This two days, face-to-face course gives an overview of all the essential business tools needed by graduate engineers to make the best progress in their early career.

Date ‐ 10 October 2022
Location ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
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