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 is achieved by working closely with the Engineering Leadership Group to determine strategic priorities: how, where and when to supply members with related resources, training and events. Topics may include:
This Committee also provides direction and oversight of the Sustainability; Safety, Health and Wellbeing; Humanitarian and International Development; Research; Seismic and Dynamic Events Panels and is involved with Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures UK (CROSS-UK) and the Institution Study Groups.
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 panels 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.
Contact the Committee if you have questions about their work.
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This article summarises guidance developed by Hampshire County Council for the assessment of roofs in order to install photovoltaic panels.
This article introduces the idea of a ‘carbon payback period’ as a metric for assessing the net carbon emissions of design decisions whose scope spans both the embodied and operational carbon.
Simple design calculations for basic steel and concrete elements for buildings within the scope of BS EN 1998.
fibUK brings together experts to explore bringing design to reality, using case studies of modular bridge substructures and reinforced concrete structures.
Eleana Savvidi laments the resistance that engineers can face when proposing lower-carbon solutions, but urges members to stand firm against misguided pushback.
Arup has conducted a review of European manufacturers’ CLT and glulam Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). The review demonstrates that the currently adopted industry average carbon factors for CLT and glulam have reduced when compared with factors from the Inventory of Carbon and Energy database (ICE database).
Lessons learned from the collapse of a new footbridge over a live highway during construction, resulting in a tragic loss of life.
The checklist is intended for graduate engineers or those with little experience of envelopes.
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.
This one-day, online advanced practical workshop will teach complex timber engineering through worked examples. It encourages problem-solving through teaching tools and group discussion.
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 interactive course provides a comprehensive foundation in digital sketching for Windows and OS system users.
This course supports the practising designer with composite design to Eurocode 4. It will enable an understanding of the essential requirements of this code in structural design and how the code operates.
This interactive online course will share current state-of-the-art frameworks for the adoption of resilience-based design in professional practice, demonstrating advantages compared to a traditional prescriptive design and providing examples of how they benefit the client.
This course takes place as a series of two-hour interactive sessions over three weeks. It introduces EN 1991-1-4 for determining wind actions on structures, outlines the basic principles behind the code and covers each step of the procedure for calculating the wind loads on structures. Attention is given to important features introduced by the UK NA.
This course equips attendees with practical knowledge about structural design with bamboo stems (culms). The course considers aspects of concept design, detailed design and durability by design.
This course introduces key concepts in vibration serviceability of building floors. Techniques for analysis, design and mitigation for satisfactory vibration performance are outlined, as well as their potential impact on sustainability of floor construction.
This half-day in-person course provides guidance to early-career structural engineers to develop a better understanding of geotechnical engineering and use that knowledge to enhance and promote sustainable design.