The Committee ensures that the Institution's technical strategy in relation to business and regulatory matters is implemented through a programme of activities and initiatives. This is acheived by working closely with the Engineering Leadership Group to determine strategic priorities: how, where and when to provide members with resources, training and events. Topics may include:
This Committee also provides direction and oversight of the BIM, Ethics and Small Practitioners Panels.
The constitution of the Committee aims to reflect the diversity of the Institutions membership and to provide different perspectives.
We invite expressions of interest in Committee membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.
Members of the Committee are expected to fully participate in supporting and driving the Committee's activities forward.
There are many ways that you can contribute to the activities of the group, and you will be expected to do some work outside the meetings, for example drafting or reviewing guidance and keeping up to date on the latest developments around the topics the Committee is involved with.
The Committee meet four times a year. A maximum of one meeting will be in person at Institution HQ, whilst all other meetings are held online. Online access to meetings is always available.
Contact the Committee if you have questions about their work.
Explore our range of online training, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
A technical debate around practical approaches towards implementing the circular economy within structural engineering and the construction industry.
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.
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.
The 2022 brochure of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses is available to download.
The IStructE Marketing team sets out simple steps for planning and implementing a successful social media strategy for your business.
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.
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.
In this blog, Matt Byatt FIStrucE and Vice President, describe his SME's experience in addressing the Climate Emergency.
This one-day online course introduces timber as an engineering material, with a focus on its use in historic structures. It covers non-destructive techniques for condition assessment and strategies for the reuse of heritage structures.
This one-day, in-person 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.
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.
This half-day, online course will equip self-employed engineers with an understanding of the commercial value of their Intellectual Property. The course contains practical advice on how you can protect your design copyright, business name, confidentiality, and inventions.
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.
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.
This two-day, online course extends the principles developed in the Understanding Structural Behaviour course. It covers more complex real structures and failures; and the important skills of approximate analysis for checking computer output and member sizing.
This one-day, online course is designed to offer an understanding of structural engineering in relation to buildings to construction industry professionals.
This half-day course is for engineers working with domestic and smaller commercial clients. It covers specific contractual and legal issues that practitioners may encounter, and outlines common legal mistakes that can be avoided.