The panel exists to develop the sector’s strengths, capability and professional approach, to keep pace with technological and professional change.
The panel also develops and promotes a series of activities to support members working in the sector, including our Small Practitioners Conference.
With extensive experience of running a small practice, you will assist in developing useful guidance and updates to members working in this area.
You will attend four meetings a year and have full access to all related documents. You will undertake some work between meetings.
Participating in the panel is a great way to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
We invite expressions of interest in panel membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.
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 course introduces participants to the design of concrete structures to Eurocode 2. As well as the basics of materials, cover and fire, it also considers flexure, shear, deflection and column design.
This one day, face-to-face 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.
Provides a theoretical framework for rapid problem solving concept calculations
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 half-day, online course will equip self-employed engineers with an understanding of the commercial value of their Intellectual Property. With practical training on how you can protect your design copyright, business name, confidentiality and inventions.
This one day, face-to-face course provides an overview of accounting principles and an explanation of accounting terminology. It also covers how three key financial documents are produced.
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 course provides participants with detailed knowledge of masonry design to Eurocode 6 Standards and the National Annexes for Eurocodes.