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The committee considers how structural engineering’s approach, skills and knowledge base will need to change in response to an evolving industry.
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 also provides direction and oversight of the Digital Workflows and Computational Design Panel.
Membership of the Structural Futures Committee is a way to share your knowledge, provide thought leadership, and help prepare the profession for future challenges.
It also makes a valuable contribution to your Continuing Professional Development.
As a member you will attend four meetings a year, helping to shape the direction of Institution activity in the area of Structural Futures, with full access to all committee 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.
Explore our range of online training, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
A debate focussing on the monitoring and flexible use of structures and the use of new technologies.
Alastair Low-Macrae, of our Structural Futures Committee, discusses how drones could alter the face of construction and help future engineers.
Ed Clark, of the Institution’s Structural Futures Committee, discusses prototype homes and their importance to the future of construction.
Arthur Coates, a structural engineer at Price & Myers, gives the contractor’s view of the future of virtual reality.
Jon Shanks discusses the small steps being taken towards new means of construction and how they might relate to the industry’s next Big Leap.
Jon Shanks discusses the skills structural engineers will need in the face of greater automation.
Signatories to the Structural Engineers Declare climate emergency initiative convened at IStructE headquarters on 17 October to discuss the next steps the profession must take to address the emergency.
What we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? Kate Leighton gives an opinion from a UK perspective.
Hear from the engineer behind the Structural Award-winning Newquay Harper Footbridge project - and get into the mindset of only doing what is necessary.