Call for papers

Published: 13/09/2018

The Institution's flagship publication, The Structural Engineer, is seeking contributions to a special issue devoted to future trends in structural engineering.

Climate change, urbanisation and demographic change, technological, material and computational advances, artificial intelligence, automation. The world stands on the cusp of a period of change of unprecedented pace and scale.

The special issue will address the changing nature of the profession over the next 20 years, and be guest edited by Ed Clark FIStructE and Past President, Tim Ibell FIStructE.

Articles may take the form of thought pieces exploring anticipated challenges and opportunities, or case studies discussing how new materials, technologies and techniques are being trialled and how these may continue to develop into the future.

Articles are invited on the following broad topics:

•    Adoption and application of new materials and construction techniques
•    Adoption and application of advanced technologies and data-centric processes
•    Impact of wider availability of sophisticated digital tools
•    Sustainability and changing requirements for structures and buildings
•    Changing requirements for managing the design, procurement and construction process
•    Changes to business practice and the legal/insurance landscape
•    Education and skills requirements for the future

If you would like to contribute an article, please submit a brief synopsis (approx. 150 words) outlining your proposal by 30 November 2018.


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