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 that may affect small practitioners.
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.
Explore our range of online training, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
Julia Leask describes how you can reinvent your business to adhere to the new normal.
Dan Fordham MIStructE provides useful tips for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) forced to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ken McHale MIStructE, of our Small Practitioners Panel, explains why it’s important that structural engineers, as the guardians of public safety, learn when to say no.
What does it mean to design a building or structure with health and well-being in mind?
This one-day online course introduces timber as an engineering material, with a focus on its use in historic structures. It covers non-destructive techniques for condition assessment and strategies for the reuse of heritage structures.
This one-day, in-person course is designed to give you knowledge and experience of being in court. You will be cross-examined by a practising barrister in a protected environment to improve your technique, so you can be confident if you are called to give evidence.
This one-day, online course helps you improve the quality of your written reports and reduce the time you spend writing. It covers how to adapt your writing style for different documents and audiences. You will also learn some grammar best practice to help you write clearly and concisely.
This one-day, in-person course provides an overview of accounting principles and an explanation of accounting terminology. It also covers how three key financial documents are produced.
This half-day, online course will equip self-employed engineers with an understanding of the commercial value of their Intellectual Property. The course contains practical advice on how you can protect your design copyright, business name, confidentiality, and inventions.
This course covers aspects of the geotechnical and structural design of spread and piled foundations. It is tailored for engineers working in small practices. The content is compliant with Eurocodes 2 and 7, with opportunities for comparisons with relevant British Standards.
This course gives guidance on the key considerations when planning the construction of deep basements. It covers using both embedded wall bottom-up and top-down construction in accordance with Eurocodes 2 and 7.
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 one-day, online course is designed to offer an understanding of structural engineering in relation to buildings to construction industry professionals.