Research Panel

Our Research Panel supports outstanding research through grant giving and by supporting our annual Young Researchers Conference.

The Panel promotes the effective dissemination and application of the results of research to enhance the practice of structural engineering and influence the direction of future research priorities. The Panel’s main activities are:



Panel structure:
  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Up to 24 other members (including members of various grades and those based in different locations)

 

Get involved:

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 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 topic of research.

The Panel meet four times a year. A maximum of one meeting will be in person at Institution HQ, whilst all other meetings are held online. Online access to meetings is always available.

Contact the Panel if you have questions about their work.

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Featured resources and events

Report
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Vision-based monitoring data to inform new assessment techniques for tunnelling-induced damage

The executive summary from a 2020 Research Award winning project.

Date ‐ 7 February 2022
Author ‐ Sinan Acikgoz, Harvey Burd, Burcu Gulen, Yiyan Liu, Michael Devriendt, Ben Gilson, Deniz Dalgic, Alper Ilki, Muhammet Marasli
Price ‐ Free
The Structural Engineer
FRP retrofit schemes for beam-column joint subassemblies

Assessment and retrofit of deficient reinforced concrete structures using advanced composites

Umut Akguzel describes his research into seismic retrofitting of reinforced concrete structures using advanced composites, which won the Institution's inaugural Research into Practice essay competition in 2019.

Date ‐ 4 January 2022
Author ‐ Umut Akguzel
Price ‐ £9
Training
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Novel materials series - Key considerations for design and build of FRP road bridges

This webinar is part 5 of a 6-part series on novel materials and methods to achieve net-zero.

Date ‐ 24 November 2021
Author ‐ Various
Price ‐ £26.00 + VAT
Report
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Analysis of full-scale tall building wind and dynamic response data

The executive summary from a 2018 Research Award winning project.

Date ‐ 2 August 2021
Price ‐ Free
Report
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Design and fabrication of optimised timber trusses with 3D-printed joints

A poster from a project funded by the Institutions 2020/21 Undergraduate Research Grants.

Date ‐ 30 July 2021
Price ‐ 0
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Use of recovered toner powder to enhance durability, engineering and sustainability performance

A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2019/20 MSc Research Grants.

Date ‐ 30 July 2021
Price ‐ Free
News
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Celebrating the 2021 Young researchers conference

The 23rd Young researchers conference took place virtually on 17 March 2021. This unique event offers young researchers a chance to display their work and receive feedback from academics and industry leaders. 

Date ‐ 26 March 2021
Price ‐ 0
Report
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Reducing carbon and cost by using the real, tested strength of steel reinforcement

The report of the 2020 Research into Practice Award winner. The project investigated how to undertake higher yield steel reinforcement and its implementation at HS2's Old Oak Station.

Date ‐ 23 October 2020
Price ‐ Free
Report
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Optimal design of rubber joints for seismic protection of masonry-infilled frame structures

A report from a project funded by a 2019 EEFIT Research Grant winner.

Date ‐ 2 February 2022
Author ‐ Dr. Enrico Tubaldi, Mr. Prateek Kumar Dhir, Ms. Alessandra Orfeo
Price ‐ Free

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