Technical Guidance Note series to resume in 2017

Published: 30/11/2016

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

The Institution has engaged international design consultancy and contractor, AECOM, to author new articles in the series, with the project to be led by Principal Engineer, Chris O’Regan FIStructE. Chris authored existing articles in the series while working as a Chartered Structural Engineer at the Institution until 2014, so will provide continuity.

Before publication, articles will be subject to peer-review under the direction of The Structural Engineer Editorial Advisory Group, with the Institution’s Design Practice, Risk and Structural Safety Committee also contributing to the process.

Work on the series will commence in early 2017, with each issue of The Structural Engineer publishing a new note from around the middle of the year. The project will initially see completion of the ‘Level 2’ segment of the series, with ‘Level 3’ articles to follow from 2018.

Hugely popular among members of all levels, the series was conceived to provide technical guidance to those in the early stages of their careers, with the intention of helping them to gain skills and technical competence in the workplace. They also act as useful ‘refreshers’ for more senior engineers. 

Level 1 notes introduce core design concepts; Level 2 notes cover element design and communication; while Level 3 notes will address complex design concepts.

Now on sale in the Bookshop (for non-members)

Institution Members are able to access the Technical Guidance Notes free of charge via The Structural Engineer website, but non-members can also purchase them via the Institution Bookshop – either individually or as a ‘package’ of Level 1 notes. As soon as the series of Level 2 notes is complete, these too will be available for non-members to purchase as a package.

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