Get involved

This section details how the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) is run, how to get involved and membership fees.

Why join EEFIT? Read our poster.

How EEFIT is run

EEFIT is managed by a committee elected by its membership.

EEFIT relies on the voluntary efforts of a small number of practising engineers and academics, the financial support of its individual and corporate members and secretariat support from The Institution of Structural Engineers.

Management committee members:

Terms of office run from/to the AGM in April.

  • Carlos Molina Hutt - Chairman
  • Craig Libberton - Vice-Chairman
  • Dr Tristan Lloyd - Past Chairman
  • Berenice Chan - Secretary
  • Dr Joanna Faure Walker
  • Dr Sean Wilkinson
  • Dr Matthew Free
  • Katherine Coates
  • Joshua Macabuag - IStructE representative
Co-opted members:
  • Anton Andonov
  • Dr Alison Raby
  • Barbara Polidoro

How to get involved

Membership of EEFIT will mean that you can make a fundamental difference in understanding the impact of earthquakes.

You can have different levels of involvement as a:

  • Committee member
  • Mission team member
  • General member

As a member you may have the opportunity to survey earthquake damage worldwide and you will:

  • provide event interpretation from an engineering perspective and disseminate findings to the research community, policy makers and reconstruction stakeholders
  • learn from experienced engineers and support your training as an earthquake engineer
  • alert the engineering community to your findings and emerging patterns

For more information please read EEFIT's aims and objectives.

If you would like to participate in the activities of EEFIT please get in contact with the EEFIT Secretary by email or phone: 0207 235 4535.

Membership fees

Student membership

Full time students on undergraduate or postgraduate courses related to earthquake engineering are eligible to apply for free student membership.

Please complete a student membership application form (Word Document) and submit it by email.

Part-time students are advised to use the full membership option.

Full membership

Practising engineers and academics can apply for full membership of EEFIT entitling them to be considered for joining a mission team.

The annual subscription is £15 or £10 for members of the Institution or SECED.

Please complete a full membership application form and submit this by post.

Corporate membership

Organisations supporting the aims of EEFIT are invited to become corporate members of EEFIT.

For an annual subscription of £300, corporate members are acknowledged on our website and in our publications and they are entitled to recommend a member of staff to join a mission team who will be given some priority over other candidates.

Please complete a corporate membership form and submit it by post:

The Institution of Structural Engineers
47-58 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS
United Kingdom 

Corporate members:


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