As part of the Institution’s digital engineering strategic focus, the Panel promotes practical guidance for the industry and provides input into broader initiatives relating to Building Information Modelling (BIM). The Panel’s work involves the implementation of BIM and delivery of projects utilising BIM, publishing information for practitioners and tools to ensure best-practice and holisitic integration of the Institution’s technical focus areas such as safety and climate action. Topics may include:
The constitution of the Panel aims to reflect the diversity of the Institutions membership and to provide different perspectives.
We invite expressions of interest in Panel membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.
Members of the Panel are expected to fully participate in supporting and driving the Panel's 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 topic of BIM.
Meetings are generally held online. In-person meetings are held at the discretion of, and agreed by, the Panel.
Contact the panel if you have questions about their work.
Explore our range of online training, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
As the field of engineering continues to evolve, new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and language models are becoming increasingly important tools for structural engineers. AI and language models can provide many benefits to structural engineers, but they also come with potential risks that must be considered.
This introduction to BIM will help structural engineers and technicians to understand how it can support their work. It clearly explains what BIM is and how it affects the structural engineering profession.
A presentation covering aspects of LoD/ LoI and LoX.
Use this tool to help you determine the structural information requirements and level of detail required for your projects.
How the world's largest gridshell-enclosed building was designed and constructed in Singapore.
The presenters explored how the use of sensors and digital twins can support a structural engineer’s understanding of how their designs perform in real time, how this data can be used to impact future designs and how best to capture and maintain data to support the reuse of structures.
Alastair Low-Macrae argues that blockchain technology may hold the key to some of the issues around trust and transparency that the industry is currently grappling with, particularly in the context of BIM.
Steve Faulkner briefl y explains how the Institution’s new Responsibility Matrix will help clarify an engineer’s responsibilities on a project.
Peter Debney explores Artificial Intelligence and how it can help structural engineers.
With the boom in technology in the construction industry, new specialisms within engineering are emerging. What's the cheapest way to improve your own digital skills? Ashley Kacha investigates...
Steve Faulkner is impressed by a thought-provoking book which makes the case that all design firms should be using BIM in their projects.
How innovations in design technology are shifting the paradigm for construction.