The Panel provide strategic guidance on issues relating to health and safety that affect the Institution’s members. Topics include:
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This article summarises guidance developed by Hampshire County Council for the assessment of roofs in order to install photovoltaic panels.
By establishing systems to identify and implement measures to control risks, the engineer can ensure that a design is both appropriate and proportionate to the requirements, demands and controls that are and will be placed upon it.
This guidance note has been written to remind people of their legal responsibilities when procuring and using temporary demountable structures for events.
This free guidance provides identification and remediation solutions for Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) planks. RAAC has been used in building structures in the UK and Europe since the late 1950’s, most commonly as precast roof panels in flat roof construction, but in the 1990s structural deficiencies became apparent.
The Professional Conduct Committee has recently undertaken an in-depth review of the Code of Conduct. The new Code will be launched on the 1st of January 2022.
What does it mean to design a building or structure with health and well-being in mind?
This article discusses how strengthening an existing building can enable changes of use, achieve compliance with modern building codes, resist a previously unforeseen environmental load or increase resilience. It gives a broad description of some common strengthening options, as well as guidance on where to find more information.
Steve Faulkner briefl y explains how the Institution’s new Responsibility Matrix will help clarify an engineer’s responsibilities on a project.
Andy Leask FIStructE discusses some of the signs that someone needs support.
This two-day, online course extends the principles developed in the Understanding Structural Behaviour course. It covers more complex real structures and failures; and the important skills of approximate analysis for checking computer output and member sizing.
This popular one-day, online course offers guidance on the design, stability, safety and performance of tall buildings.
This one-day, online course offers an introduction to timber design to Eurocode 5.
This two-day, online course introduces seismic design of civil engineering structures. It builds on the basics of structural dynamics and engineering seismology. The course focusses on seismic loading and design codes, conceptual seismic design principles and analysis for seismic loading, and design and detailing of structural members.
This advanced one-day, online course delivers key advice using worked examples on the seismic design of structures to Eurocode 8, as well as the application of the Eurocode. Emphasis is placed on reinforced concrete buildings although the concepts are widely applicable.
A technical lecture on the collapse of an early railway bridge, lessons that were learnt then, and lessons that can still be applied today.
Vasilis Koutsomarkos will talk about latest developments and inclusion of fire safety concerns.