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.
2017 Exam Update
52% of 2017 candidates passed the Chartered Membership exam at their first attempt.
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.
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).
Multiple fatality disasters are often only avoided by timing and luck.
Congratulations to all those who sat our exams in July: here is a brief update on what comes next.
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).
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.
Paper tube bridges
Michael Cortis discusses the recent bridge building workshops held in our UK Northern Counties Region.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.