As part of the Institution’s digital engineering strategic focus, the Panel sits at the forefront of digital structural design. The Panel inputs into various wider industry bodies and works to provide members with an understanding of digital techniques for the 21st century and transitioning traditional workflows into a more digitally integrated and holistic design approach. Topics may include:
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 digital workflows and/or computational design .
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.
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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.
How innovations in design technology are shifting the paradigm for construction.
Ashley Kacha gives an overview of future trends in structural engineering.
Steve McKechnie explores building a culture of sharing and innovation where people are proud to talk about the work they do.
Geoff Morrow examines how design tools can augment traditional workflows, but not replace them.
Jon Leach discusses the objectives set out by the Institution's Digital Workflows and Computational Panel and where these will lead to.
A panel of experts explore if there is a better way of exchanging information between structural software packages, and how we intelligently manipulate data to make it fit for purpose.