A proud day for new members

Over 60 structural engineers attended Institution HQ on Friday 1 December to receive their certificates of membership from 2017 President, Ian Firth, and Chief Executive, Martin Powell. 

Faith Wainwright appointed 2018 President of The Institution of Structural Engineers

Faith Wainwright MBE FREng DEng (Hon) FIStructE FICE has been appointed 2018 President of The Institution of Structural Engineers.

A19/A1058 Improvement Junction Site Visit

The Northern Counties Young Members’ Group visited improvement works at the A19/A1058 junction on 15 November.

Public Speaking Competition

The Scotland Regional Group's first Graduate and Student Public Speaking Competition was a great success.

Tristram Carfrae announced as Master of Royal Designers

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has announced Tristram as incoming Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, taking over from fashion designer, Betty Jackson.   

Institution Fellow appointed as assessor to Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Professor David Nethercot OBE, FREng, FIStructE has been appointed as an assessor to the Inquiry.

2017 Structural Awards celebrate the best in global engineering

The Institution announced the winners of The Structural Awards 2017 last night, during an awards ceremony at The Brewery, London.

Pictures from the Western Counties Regional Group Dinner

A selection of images from the Western Counties Regional Group Dinner, held on 16 June at the Lansdown Court Hotel, Bath.

Career talk on the importance of early work experience

Civil engineering students would benefit from seeking work experience as early as they can, according to the Institution's UAE Regional Group.

The Digital Workflows and Computational Design Panel

Ashley Kacha, the Institution's new Senior Engineer for Digital Workflows and Computational Design, outlines the work of the Institution's Panel and reports on his trip to Digital Construction Week 2017.

Election of members of the Board for 2018-19   

Voting by members of Council 2017 for the election of three members of the Board for 2018-19 closed at 12 noon GMT on 13 November 2017. The result is as follows: 

2017 Exam Update

52% of 2017 candidates passed the Chartered Membership exam at their first attempt.

Prize awarded for outstanding exam paper

Congratulations to Mark Hill, who has been awarded the Denis Matthews Prize – presented for outstanding performance in the Associate-Membership examination.

Past President Tim Ibell moves to Cambridge University

Congratulations to Past President, Tim Ibell, who was appointed to the Sir Kirby Laing Professorship of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge, as of 1 September 2017.

Great Yorkshire Engineering showcased at Awards

Three projects either designed or constructed in the Yorkshire region were recognised for their outstanding innovation at the Yorkshire Structural Awards on 13 October.

New impact statement published in Structures

Read the latest impact statement in Structures in which Professor Chris Burgoyne (University of Cambridge) and Owen Mitchell (Mott MacDonald) introduce their paper on ‘Prestressing in Coventry Cathedral’.

North West Structural Awards 2017: Winners announced

The winners of the North West Structural Awards 2017 were announced at the Lancashire and Cheshire Regional Group’s annual dinner on 6 October.

President's visit to South Africa

2017 President, Ian Firth, attended a banquet to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Joint Structural Division on 11 August.

Institution President made Honorary Fellow of RIBA

The Institution is delighted to congratulate 2017 President, Ian Firth, who has been conferred Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Creativity in Higher Education: four key points from the Academic Conference

Nick Russell and Tim Ibell summarise the key actions they took from the event.

First edition of Queensland Group newsletter

Outlining the great work our Young Members Group has achieved, including updates on the activities in 2017 to date as well as those planned.

President's visit to Virginia Tech

2017 President, Ian Firth, dropped by Virginia Technical University recently to present the Institution's Keith Eaton International Award.

Institution member elected Fellow of Royal Academy

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Williamson, who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Technical Guidance Notes: back by popular demand

Publication of the Institution’s Technical Guidance Note series will resume in The Structural Engineer in October.

2017 BIM Survey: increasing relevance of BIM to practice, but continued training issues.

Survey of membership reveals high level of enthusiasm for BIM among structural engineers, but identifies continued training issues.

Election of Vice Presidents and Ordinary Council Members 2017

Voting closed at noon GMT on 4 September 2017.

Jo da Silva wins The Institution of Structural Engineers’ 2017 Gold Medal

Jo da Silva, Director of Arup’s International Development Group and Arup Fellow, has been awarded The Institution of Structural Engineers’ 2017 Gold Medal.

Presentation available for download

Address by Steven Coull - “A Vision for the Future of Structural Integrity Management” was presented on 25/05/2017.

New issue of Structures available

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Leroy Gardener, has selected ‘Prestressing in Coventry Cathedral’ as his featured article in the latest issue of Structures – Volume 11 (August 2017).

Beyond Edinburgh

Multiple fatality disasters are often only avoided by timing and luck.

Young Members Pub Quiz

Thames Valley Young Members Group had their first social event on 11 July.

Exam update

Congratulations to all those who sat our exams in July: here is a brief update on what comes next.

Undergraduate Research Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s grants. The winners include two projects investigating 3D printing. 

New EEFIT reports

EEFIT have published the report into 2016's Japan earthquakes, and a report from a recent grant funded project.

To BIM or not to be

Presentation by Balázs TrojákImage now available for download.

James O’Callaghan wins Phoenix Award

Congratulations to James O’Callaghan MIStructE. James is the first structural engineer to receive the award.

President visits Queensferry Crossing site

Ian Firth visited the site of the Queensferry Crossing on Tuesday 27 June.

President’s Visit to Thames Valley Regional Group – 2017

​The President, Ian Firth and his wife, Rachel visited the Regional Group at the technical meeting on 7 June.

Message from the President on the fire at Grenfell Tower

A message for members from 2017 President, Ian Firth.

Read the best of The Structural Engineer

Our annual People and Papers Awards recognise the best articles from our flagship publication. Read them here.

Outstanding Institution People

Congratulations to the winners of the Institution's 2017 People and Papers Awards.

William Arnold named Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year

William Arnold MIStructE was named “Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year” by The Institution during a ceremony held in London on 8 June.

Read the new edition of The Structuralist

The Structuralist is the newsletter of the Singapore Regional Group.

Institution Member wins "Best Woman Structural Engineer" at WICE Awards

Congratulations to Rossella Nicolin MIStructE, who was recognised at the 2017 European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards, held on 24 May at the Hilton Bankside, London.

The Martin Ashmead Prize: Celebrating 30 years of the Western Counties Region AM/CM Course

Congratulations to George Holland, the first recipient of the Western Counties Regional Group's new "Martin Ashmead Prize". The award was presented by Martin Ashmead on 20 October 2016 at the University of Bristol.

New Panel and Conference for Small Practitioners

The Institution has launched a new Small Practitioners Panel (SPP) to provide the best possible support to members working in businesses with seven employees or less. Here Panel member, Richard Gibson, outlines the aims and ambitions of the Panel and invites members to this year’s Small Practitioners Conference.

Second Expert Witness Award for Past President

Past President and Thomasons Director, Nick Russell, has been named "Expert of the Year" at the Expert Witness Awards 2017.

‘Editor’s choice’ – a new feature from Structures

The Institution is pleased to announce a new feature in the Structures research journal – ‘Editor’s choice’ articles.

The Institution of Structural Engineers publishes 4th edition of Temporary demountable structures 

The new, fully revised edition is now available from the bookshop.

Top Tips for the Institution of Structural Engineers’ Chartered Membership Exam

The Institution of Structural Engineers’ Chartered Membership Examination is one of the toughest exams of its kind. Only the very best pass the famously challenging seven-hour assessment, gaining the right to use the sought-after MIStructE post-nominal.

Caribbean Regional Group's Bridge Design and Build competition 2017

The bridge building competition was held on January 28 in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, St Augustine (UWI) and the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago (APETT).

Amr Elnashai wins Keith Eaton Award

Institution Fellow Amr Elnashai is the recipient of the 2017 Keith Eaton Award.

Watch the 19th Young Researchers’ Conference

The Conference took place on 5 April 2017 - you can now watch the award-winning presentations and the keynote address by Professor Alan Champneys: “Structural Dynamics – the smooth and the nonsmooth”.

President's Visit: Report

2017 President, Ian Firth visited Shanghai, Beijing and Chongqing during his visit to The People's Republic of China in March, accompanied by Mr. Martin Powell (Institution Chief Executive) and Mr. Darren Byrne (Deputy Chief Executive).

Member wins Emerging Engineers Award

Congratulations to EEFIT Student Member, Harriette Stone, who was presented with the ICE’s Emerging Engineers Award (EEA) for the London region on the 20 March, beating three other finalists to the prize.

Northern Counties Young Members visit New Wear Crossing

The Northern Counties Young Members Group (YMG) enjoyed a visit to the construction site of the New Wear Crossing in Sunderland in March.

New Chairman for East Midlands Regional Group

Steve Swindale of Swindale Associates is the 2017 Chairman for the East Midlands Regional Group, taking over from Andy Kenyon.

President installs new SEC Chairman

The 2017 inaugural meeting and dinner of the South East Counties Regional Group was held at the Croydon Park Hotel on 7 March.

Murchison Decommissioning Update: presentation available

The presentation by Caroline Lawford, Lead Structural and Marine Engineer, is now available.

Western Counties Region Summer visit to The Building Research Establishment

Innovation Park Watford - a day of Inspiration and CPD .

Obituary: Eric Carl Ozelton CEng FIStructE AIWSc

Sadly Carl passed away on 3 September 2016. David Davies gives the following tribute.

British Embassy hosts President of The Institution of Structural Engineers

The British Embassy in Dubai held a reception to welcome the Institution of Structural Engineers’ (IStructE) President, Ian Firth, on 26 Feb 2017.

Offshore Decommissioning presentation

Adnan Hossain's 9 February presentation is now available for download.

SCOSS Alert on Inquiry into Construction of Edinburgh Schools

The Institution of Structural Engineers welcomes the rapid and timely publication of the Report from the Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools and the subsequent Alert issued by SCOSS.

MSc Research Grant: best poster announced

Congratulations to Suneina Jungra, who has won the prize for the best deliverables (poster) from the 2015/16 MSc Research Grant Scheme.

The use of UAVs in post-earthquake reconnaissance

EEFIT funded research into the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in post-earthquake reconnaissance missions is now available.

Institution Fellow receives New Zealand Order of Merit

Congratulations to Richard Aitken, Executive Chairman of Beca, who received the Order of Merit in the New Zealand New Years Honours List.

Educational Trust provides bursaries for students in Africa

The Institution of Structural Engineers Educational Trust is providing funds to support students through civil and structural engineering degree courses in Zambia.

Paper tube bridges

Michael Cortis discusses the recent bridge building workshops held in our UK Northern Counties Region.

Livestreamed President's address inspires engineer and son

Fiona Gleed discusses how convenient the livestreamed Presidential Address was for a working parent, and how it inspired her son.

Four MSc Research Grants Awarded

Four grants of £800 each have been awarded under the 2016/17 scheme.

Northern Counties Annual Dinner & Structural Awards

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts hosted the 2016 Northern Counties Annual Dinner and Structural Awards. Craig Higgins describes the event.

Presentation available

"Seismic Resistant Design of Connections with the use of Perforated Beams" by Dr Konstantinos (Kostas) Daniel Tsavdaridis is now available for download.

Annual Meeting 2016

The China Regional Group annual meeting was held in the InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin Hotel on Friday, December 2, 2016.

New Digital Workflows and Computational Design Panel

Panel will help members keep pace with the rapid pace of technological development in design practice and address the widening gap between those familiar with digital workflows in the modern office space and those using more traditional methods.

New Humanitarian and International Development Panel

Panel will provide leadership for members, identifying where and how structural engineers can contribute to efforts to confront the challenges faced by the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world.  

Technical Guidance Note series to resume in 2017

The Institution is pleased to announce that publication of the authoritative Technical Guidance Note series will resume in The Structural Engineer in 2017. 

Institution Fellow wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Peter Head FIStructE on winning the Lorenzo H Zambrano Lifetime Achievement Award.

"Structural Engineering Art and Approximation" presentation now available

The presentation by Hugh Morrison can now be viewed.

The Dr John Hill Award

The winners of this year's Dr John Hill Award have been announced by the Northern Ireland Regional Group.

Evening technical talk

An evening technical talk for members of The Institution of Structural Engineers was held at The Beatles, Powai, Mumbai on Aug 6.

Institution signs up to UK Built Environment Advisory Group

The Institution has joined The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) to form the UK’s first advisory group on built environment issues within a global humanitarian context.

Focus on Sustainability 

Keep up to date on sustainability issues with guides and handy FAQs

Nick Russell named Civil and Structural Engineer Expert Witness of the Year

Congratulations to Past President, Nick Russell CEng FIStructE, who has been named Civil and Structural Engineer Expert Witness of the Year by Lawyer Monthly magazine.

Offering post-EU Referendum advice to the UK Government

A message from the Chief Executive, Martin Powell.

Institution creates New Seismic and Dynamic Events Panel 

Panel will build on the work of the Earthquake Engineering Advisory Working Group (EEAWG).

Construction Products Regulation

The presentation from 30 June is now available for download.

How I helped start a Young Members' Group

Michael Cortis (29), a Research Associate from Durham University, recently helped set up the Institution’s Northern Counties Young Members’ Group. Here he discusses how he established the Group and the benefits of getting involved.

Jenny Cornwell honoured with an Institution Lifetime Achievement Award

Jenny Cornwell, Past Chair of the Western Counties Regional Group Committee, won the Institution's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's People and Papers event. In this article she discusses her career and changing opportunities for women engineers.

Institution library: selected titles now available online

You can now borrow books from the Institution’s library at the click of a button! More than 80 titles from the library’s collection are available as electronic loans, wherever you are in the world, whatever the time of day.

Stanbrook Abbey presentation available for download

The presentation by Sia Taghaboni CEng MIStructE and Sarah Cropley CEng FIStructE is now available.

Presentations now available for download

Two presentations from the 18 May meeting of the UAE Regional Group are now available for download.

Bill Hewlett appointed Chairman of SCOSS

Bill Hewlett, MA FICE CEng FIET, has been appointed Chairman of SCOSS.

Two Cold-Formed Steel presentations now available

Two new presentations by the University of Sheffiled are now available for download.

"Building to beat Ebola" presentation now available

The presentation by Nick Francis of Eadon Consulting can now be viewed.

"Why Tall?" presentation available for download

The presentation from April 27 is now available to download.

Institution publications now available online

You can now access bestselling titles in the Institution bookshop at the touch of a button.

Mandatory CPD reporting – our thanks to members

In 2015 the Institution introduced mandatory reporting of CPD for selected members. We would like to thank all those who submitted a record during that year or have done so during the first four months of 2016. The response has been excellent.

Institution Fellow elected to National Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to Professor John Burland FIStructE, who has been elected a foreign member of the Academy.

The Institution of Structural Engineers: transforming accessibility to Chartered membership

The Institution of Structural Engineers is transforming accessibility to Chartered membership and its sought-after “MIStructE” post nominal

Transforming accessibility to Chartered membership for professionals around the world.

The Institution is transforming accessibility to Chartered membership and its sought-after “MIStructE” post nominal.

Western Counties members receive awards

Congratulations to three members from Western Counties who were honoured with awards during 2015.

Diamond building presentation now available for download

The presentation on the University of Sheffield's new 'Diamond' building is now available for download.

Mandatory submission of CPD records

An important reminder about the mandatory submission of Continuous Professional Development records.

The Structural Engineer Jobs site has relaunched

The Structural Engineer Jobs site is now even better, and to celebrate we have a special August discount offer.

Our Building Confidence Campaign

The Institution has unveiled a new public-facing campaign, Building Confidence.

Why engineers must lead the debate on the future of construction

The Institution awarded Tristram Carfrae with its prestigious Gold Medal this year. 

Event report: Developments in Structural Concrete, 6 November 2013

Inaugural fibUK seminar hailed a success, covering off-site manufacture, service life design, shear in beams and concrete cable stayed bridges.

fibUK seminar on developments in structural concrete - book now

It is now a year since the Institution took over the secretariat of fibUK, the UK national group of the International Federation for Structural Concrete.

Event report: Adding value to structural projects through the application of fib resources, April 11

This evening technical meeting showed how fib bulletins help solve engineering design issues.

Deflections in Concrete ETM

On the evening of 29 November 2012, one hundred engineers gathered at the Institution headquarters in London to hear about “Deflections in Concrete”.

Inaugural event deliberating Deflections in Concrete

With the recent formalisation of an already established agreement with the UK group of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fibUK), the Institution of Structural Engineers is holding an inaugural event with fibUK at Institution Headquarters.

EEFIT Japan earthquake report published

The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) has now published its report which examines the effects of the 2011 Japan earthquake.

EEFIT Haiti earthquake report published

The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) has now published its report which examines the effects of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Field mission team presents findings from Japan earthquake

The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) returned from their mission in Japan on 2 June 2011.

EEFIT Lessons from the Christchurch Earthquake presentation online!

Members of the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) presented their findings from their recent mission to Christchurch, New Zealand on 10 May 2011.

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