Author: F. Wainwright MBE
1 February 2018
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F. Wainwright MBE
Today, the Institution’s purpose, in light of the complex challenges before us, is as vital as ever to the future of our profession; as we structural engineers work to develop built environments that better the lives of othersaround the world.
I look to my presidency as an opportunity to work with all of you to shape a successful future, where we – and those joining our profession in years to come – will have a breadth of outlook, a depth of expertise and will exercise leadership to take our profession forward, enabling structural engineers everywhere to be the best they can be.
Research and development are crucial for the future of our profession, and help to ensure that the structures we design are safe, efficient and sustainable. The primary role of the Institution's Research Panel, which comprises members from both industry and academia, is to support and promote research through our various grant schemes and initiatives. We also seek to enhance engagement between academia and industry to maximise the impact of research. Our key resource is the Institution's Research Fund, which relies heavily on annual donations from members. In this article, we set out our initiatives, priorities and future plans.
All the articles from the February 2018 issue.
Director of Structural-Safety, Alastair Soane, discusses the key findings of the interim report into Building Regulations and fire safety from the Hackitt Review.