Western Counties

Welcome to the Western Counties Regional Group

The Western Counties Regional Group (formerly branch) was founded in 1923 and represents members of the Institution of Structural Engineers in Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire (excluding the district of Salisbury). We are a proactive group, putting on a monthly programme of evening meetings, technical seminars and training courses.  Please see the events list below for further information.

We can be contacted for any matters relating to our work, or the work of structural engineering in general by email. Please contact our Regional Group Secretary by clicking the Contacts option on the right.

As well as providing group information and contact details for representatives in this area, these pages also feature relevant news and events specific to the Western Counties region. These events and news articles will be updated regularly - so please return to this page to ensure you stay abreast with up-to-date information.

There are a number of technical presentations and social events throughout the year to promote the activities of the Institution and to benefit the local membership. There is no booking and these events are free unless noted. Guests are also welcome. We also encourage members to attend the Institution of Civil Engineer events in this region.

If you would like further information please contact our Regional Group Secretary by email at: western.counties@istructe.org.


2019 Technical Lectures: provisional calendar
Published: 22/01/2019

A summary of planned dates for Western Counties Regional Group lectures in 2019.

Western Counties Prize Giving
Published: 04/12/2018

The Western Counties Regional Group held its annual prize giving ceremony on 19 October 2018, preceding the evening technical lecture. 

2018 Annual Dinner
Published: 02/07/2018

The Western Counties Regional Group 2018 Annual Dinner was held on 15 June at Kings Weston House, Bristol.

Obituary: Professor Mike Barnes FIStructE
Published: 14/05/2018

A tribute by Michael Dickson, Past President, which was read by Past President, Tim Ibell, at Mike’s funeral on 21 February 2018. 

To BIM or not to be
Published: 05/07/2017

Presentation by Bal√°zs Troj√°kImage now available for download.


Western Counties Regional Group - CM/AM Exam Preparation Course 2019

The 2019 exam preparation course runs over six Tuesday evenings in February and March. All those enrolling for the course will be issued with a copy of..

Date: 12/02/2019

Location:Room 1.58, Queen's Building, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TR

Western Counties Regional Group - (Tuesday Group) - Bath Quays

The IStructE Tuesday Group invites you to join us for an evening lecture at the University of Bath about the exciting Bath Quays project.   Bath..

Date: 27/02/2019

Location:8W 2.1, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Member summary

There are  1221 members in this region, broken down as follows:
Technician Member11

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