Technical topic areas

Structural engineering makes a difference to our environment and shapes the world around us.

Structural engineers are a central part of the design and construction team. Working alongside architects and other professionals they create all kinds of structures from houses, theatres, sports stadia and hospitals to bridges, oil rigs and space satellites.

Structural engineering presents both creative and technical challenges and requires a solid knowledge base and excellent problem solving skills. To support the development of our members we provide easy access to information required in their day-to-day career.

The sections below provide an overview of key topics in the field of structural engineering.  
  

Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability affects many different parts of a project, from design to demolition. 

Legislation, codes and standards

Legislation, codes and standards

This legislation and the relevant codes and standards are in place to ensure public and professional safety, improve standards and ensure international consistency.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

This section is intended to provide members with basic information on health and safety risk management and links to further authoritative guidance. 

Research

Research

The Institution's Research Fund is managed by the Research Panel which provides financial support to researchers.

The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team

The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team

Formed in 1982 as a joint venture between industry and universities, EEFIT's principle activity is conducting field investigations following major earthquakes and reporting their findings to the engineering community.


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