Design Practice, Risk & Structural Safety Committee

Our Design Practice, Risk and Structural Safety Committee helps shape the Institution’s technical strategy in areas that impact the practical design of structures in current practice.

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. 

The committee ensures that the Institution's technical strategy (in relation to design, risk and structural safety matters) is implemented through a programme of activities and initiatives.

This Committee also provides direction and oversight of the Sustainability, Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Humanitarian and International Development, Research, Seismic and Dynamic Events panels as well as Structural-Safety and Study Groups.

 

Structure:
  • Chair
  • Chairs of reporting Panels
  • Up to 11 other members
  • Corresponding members

 

Get involved:

Volunteering 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

Guidance
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Envelope checklist

The checklist is intended for graduate engineers or those with little experience of envelopes.

Date ‐ 21 July 2021
Author ‐ Peter Lenk
Price ‐ 0
Training
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Measuring structural performance

Date ‐ 30 March 2021
Author ‐ Alan Jeary FIStructE
Price ‐ Free
Blog
<h4>Inspiring women in structural engineering: Tanya de Hoog</h4>

Inspiring women in structural engineering: Tanya de Hoog

Tanya de Hoog talks to us about some of the people and experiences that have shaped her career. She shares her thoughts on bias and inclusivity within our profession.

Date ‐ 5 March 2021
Training
<h4>Recent trends inspiring structural design of contemporary building envelopes</h4>

Recent trends inspiring structural design of contemporary building envelopes

Discover the design principles, performance, and material selection in contemporary building envelopes.

Date ‐ 21 July 2020
Author ‐ Peter Lenk
Price ‐ £26.00 + VAT
Training
<h4>Minimal intervention: less is more</h4>

Minimal intervention: less is more

Hear from the engineer behind the Structural Award-winning Newquay Harper Footbridge project - and get into the mindset of only doing what is necessary.

Date ‐ 27 April 2020
Author ‐ Tony Parasram
Price ‐ Free
Report
<h4>An overview of the specifying and detailing of masonry construction</h4>

An overview of the specifying and detailing of masonry construction

The Institution’s report responds to the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools, highlighting key aspects of masonry construction and the main responsibilities.

Date ‐ 1 June 2019
Price ‐ Free

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
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Digital Design & Computation workshops

Practical, hands-on workshops led by digital engineering practitioners and experts.

Date ‐ 19 May 2022
Price ‐ From £175.00 + VAT
Webinar
<h4>Graphic statics webinar series: Advanced computational graphic statics</h4>

Graphic statics webinar series: Advanced computational graphic statics

Graphic statics: from basics to computational tools - part 5 of 5

Date ‐ 27 January 2022
Price ‐ From £45.50 + VAT
Webinar
<h4>Graphic statics webinar series: Funicular shell form finding</h4>

Graphic statics webinar series: Funicular shell form finding

Graphic statics: from basics to computational tools - part 4 of 5.

Date ‐ 6 December 2021
Price ‐ From £45.50 + VAT
Course
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Conceptual design for structural engineers - advanced course (online)

This two day course helps experienced practitioners take their conceptual design skills to the next level.

Date ‐ 2 December 2021
Price ‐ £415 - £635
Course
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Understanding structural behaviour (online)

This two day online course shows engineers how to arrive at an qualitative solution to both create a structure and check computer results.

Date ‐ 30 November 2021
Price ‐ £415 - £635
Course
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Conceptual design of bridges

This course introduces engineers to the conceptual design process for bridges. It covers two key areas; selecting a structural form to suit the constraints of a site and arranging materials and components to meet the demands of the structure in an elegant and logical way.

Date ‐ 22 November 2021
Location ‐ Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £415 - £635
Course
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Conceptual design for structural engineers: an introduction

This course provides a theoretical framework for understanding conceptual design in the context of structural engineering.

Date ‐ 19 November 2021
Location ‐ The Institution of Structural Engineers
Price ‐ £255 - £395
Webinar
<h4>Graphic statics webinar series: Computational graphical analysis of 2D structures</h4>

Graphic statics webinar series: Computational graphical analysis of 2D structures

Graphic statics: from basics to computational tools - part 3 of 5.

Date ‐ 16 November 2021
Price ‐ From £45.50 + VAT

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