The Hackitt Review published
The Report of the UK’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, led by Dame Judith Hackitt, was published on 17 May by the UK Government.
Free legal advice for members
Institution Members may now access 20 minutes of free legal telephone advice about engineering and business issues covered by construction and engineering law.
Obituary: James Kirkpatrick FIStructE
Born in Belfast in 1940, Jim passed away peacefully on 5 April 2018 at his home in Coleraine. This obituary was written by Adrian Long, OBE, FREng.
Student Model Competition
This year’s Student Model Competition was hosted by Napier University, Edinburgh. Teams from Abertay and Dundee Universities impressed with first, second and third places.
Charles Pearson Dinner
Each year Past Chairmen of the Lancashire and Cheshire Regional Group meet for the Charles Pearson dinner. This year's event was held at the Manchester Conference Centre on Friday 16 March 2018.
New Chair presented with Chain of Office
Midland Counties Regional Group Chairman 2018-2019, Mitchell Gray, was presented with the Chain of Office by President, Faith Wainwright, on On 22 February during a visit to Institution Headquarters in London.
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.
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’.
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.
Multiple fatality disasters are often only avoided by timing and luck.
New EEFIT reports
EEFIT have published the report into 2016's Japan earthquakes, and a report from a recent grant funded project.
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.
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).
"Seismic Resistant Design of Connections with the use of Perforated Beams" by Dr Konstantinos (Kostas) Daniel Tsavdaridis is now available for download.
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.
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.
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.
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.