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 course covers the design of common structural elements to Eurocode 2. Participants will be introduced to concrete material properties and learn about designing for durability and fire.
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 one-day, online course offers an introduction to timber design to Eurocode 5.
This two-day, in-person course provides participants with an understanding of the basic principles of temporary works design.
The course introduces a number of drawing techniques and systems. It will increase your confidence in your sketching abilities. The course takes place as a series of two-hour interactive sessions over four weeks supported by independent study.
This half-day online course provides a theoretical framework for rapid problem-solving concept calculations.
This two-day course shows engineers how to arrive at a qualitative solution to both create a structure and check computational results.
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 provides guidance on specific aspects of demolition and refurbishment from an engineering perspective, while addressing safety, environmental and sustainability influences.