Structural Futures Committee

Our Structural Futures Committee studies trends that may impact the structural engineering profession and develops related resources and events.

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.

 

Structure:
  • Chair
  • Chairs of reporting Panels
  • Up to 14 other members
  • Corresponding members

 

Get involved:

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. 

Contact the committee

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Featured events and resources

Blog
View of a complex road junction from above

Should COVID-19 change society's direction of travel?

What we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? Kate Leighton gives an opinion from a UK perspective.

Date ‐ 30 March 2020
Author ‐ Kate Leighton FIStructE
Price ‐ 0
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Viewpoint: Which way now for codes and standards: Prescription, performance-based or what?</h4>

Viewpoint: Which way now for codes and standards: Prescription, performance-based or what?

Stuart Matthews considers the potential benefits – and difficulties – of developing performance- or outcomes-based codes of practice and standards.

Date ‐ 1 May 2019
Author ‐ S. Matthews
Price ‐ £9
The Structural Engineer
<h4>Viewpoint: Embracing probability: could big data spell the end of safety factors as we know them?</h4>

Viewpoint: Embracing probability: could big data spell the end of safety factors as we know them?

Arthur Coates calls on structural engineers to push for the adoption of post-monitoring sensors to provide better data on building performance and, ultimately, more accurate loading predictions.

Date ‐ 31 March 2021
Author ‐ Arthur Coates
Price ‐ £9
Blog
Homes in Goldsmith Street, Norwich

Innovation in house design

Richard Lankshear MIStructE discusses the Stirling Prize winning Goldsmith Street and how evolving home design will require the specialist skills of the structural engineer.

Date ‐ 11 October 2019
Author ‐ Richard Lankshear MIStructE
Price ‐ 0

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Related resources and events

Conference
<h4>Modern Uses of Timber in a Changing Environment Conference (online)</h4>

Modern Uses of Timber in a Changing Environment Conference (online)

Share your knowledge of modern uses of timber.

Date ‐ 22 March 2022
Price ‐ £245.00
Conference
<h4>Young researchers conference (online)</h4>

Young researchers conference (online)

Bringing together practitioners, academics and students in a showcase of outstanding structural engineering research.

Date ‐ 15 March 2022
Location ‐ Online
Price ‐ Free
Webinar
<h4>Novel materials series - Timber concrete composites</h4>

Novel materials series - Timber concrete composites

Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero - part 6 of 6.

Date ‐ 2 December 2021
Price ‐ From £45.50 + VAT
Conference
<h4>fibUK: Developments in structural concrete conference (online)</h4>

fibUK: Developments in structural concrete conference (online)

Concrete structures: new trends for eco-efficiency and performance.

Date ‐ 25 November 2021
Price ‐ Free
Webinar
<h4>Design and fabrication of shell lace structures</h4>

Design and fabrication of shell lace structures

Explore the development, techniques and challenges behind shell lace structures.

Date ‐ 3 November 2021
Price ‐ From £45.50 + VAT
Webinar
<h4>Innovations in structural strengthening: Mapei HPC system (sponsored content)</h4>

Innovations in structural strengthening: Mapei HPC system (sponsored content)

An in-depth look into the recent innovations and advancement in Structural Strengthening, with specific focus on High Performance Concrete (HPC), and the Mapei HPC System.

Date ‐ 27 October 2021
Location ‐ Online
Webinar
<h4>Webinar series: Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero</h4>

Webinar series: Novel materials and methods to achieve net zero

Purchase the full series and gain access to all six live and on-demand webinars.

Date ‐ 20 October 2021
Price ‐ From £234.00 + VAT
The Structural Engineer
Examples of NSM reinforcement configurations

Spotlight on Structures (October 2021)

Editor-in-Chief, Leroy Gardner, has selected a paper on the flexural behaviour of structural timber beams strengthened with NSM basalt and glass FRP bars as his ‘Featured Article’ from Volume 33 of Structures .

Date ‐ 1 October 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £0
News
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Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award 2021 Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 Education in Structural Engineering Education Award

Date ‐ 3 September 2021