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New CPD courses for 2019

We are delighted to announce the launch of our 2019 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme.

Report of the Disciplinary Board

In accordance with Procedural Rule 8.4 (01/15/V2PRODB) the following decision of the Disciplinary Board is published with the member’s name.

Call for papers

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

Cass Hayward Prize

Romain Bessone is awarded the prize in recognition of his outstanding performance in the January Chartered Membership exam. 

Election of Vice-Presidents and Ordinary Council Members 2018

Close of voting: noon on 3 September 2018.

Contribute to fib Model Code 2020

The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) is seeking academic contributions to a new edition of its internationally recognised Model Code for Concrete Structures.

Meet Frazer, Exams Manager

Frazer Clist is the Institution’s new Exams Manager. Here he explains his role, provides some information about the July 2018 and January 2019 exam sittings, and answers some common questions.

Institution members named among Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 (WE50)

Congratulations to Penny Gowler MIStructE, Associate Director at Elliott Wood, and Rachael De’Ath MIStructE, Senior Structural Engineer with Arup.

Read Award-Winning Research Free

2018 prize-winning papers published in Structures, the Institution’s research journal, are free to read for three months.

Members named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to John McRobert and Roma Agrawal.

People and Papers Awards 2018

Many congratulations to all the winners of 2018 People and Papers Awards.

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.

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018.

Glenn Bell receives President’s Award from SEI

Congratulations to Glenn Bell FIStructE, who has been presented with the President’s Award by the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Young Researchers' Conference presentations available

Watch five great presentations from the 2018 Young Researchers' Conference.

Faster, more flexible routes to Chartered and Associate-Membership

Structural engineers now have more control over their routes to Professional Membership of the Institution.

Don McQuillan appointed Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at Queens’ University Belfast

Congratulations to Don McQuillan FIStructE, who has been appointed Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at Queens’ University Belfast.

Institution Fellow awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours List

Congratulations to Dr Robin Sham FIStructE, who has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the United Kingdom’s New Year’s Honours List.

Event report: 5th DISC Conference - “High-tech concrete: where technology and engineering meet”

The 5th fibUK Developments in Structural Concrete (DISC) Conference took place on 29 November 2017 at The Institution of Structural Engineers’ 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. 

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.   

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.

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.

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’.

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).

James O’Callaghan wins Phoenix Award

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

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.  

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