The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 61 (1983) > Issues > Issue 10 > The Structural Engineer in the Service of Society
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The Structural Engineer in the Service of Society

One of the primary reasons for the existence of our Institution is to serve the structural engineering interests of our society in the best possible way. We certainly have other objectives, and I know that these objectives have been expressed on a number of occasions and in a number of different ways. I think that they are best embodied in our definition of structural engineering, as ‘the science and art of designing and making, with economy and elegance, buildings, bridges, frameworks, and other similar structures so that they can safely resist the forces to which they may be subjected’. Peter Dunican