Technical Lecture Series

The 2018 Technical Lecture Series explores the key themes of Computational Design, Resilience, Humanitarianism and Mitigating Risks. The monthly events take place at the Institution's London headquarters and are also livestreamed where possible.

The Technical Lecture Series is supported by Trimble.


Registration opens approximately six weeks before each event and closes two working days before, or when all spaces are filled. The following lectures are available to book now:

Topic Speakers Date
Minimising Energy in Construction: Technical Lecture Series Dr John Orr and Chris Wise 08/11/2018
Combining Design and Fabrication David Knight 17/10/2018
Knitting Bespoke Reinforcement for New Concrete Structures Dr John Orr Watch on YouTube
Structural Vibrations Dr Allan Mann FIStructE Watch on YouTube
MASS Design Group's Impact Driven Approach to Design & Construction in Africa Kelly Doran and Rosie Goldrick Watch on YouTube
Form Follows Functions - Computational design of the Hive and other works Tristan Simmonds Watch on YouTube
Avoiding common mistakes in FEA modelling Peter Debney Watch on YouTube
London Wall Place Development Najwa Jawahar Watch on YouTube
Earls Court Demolition Jim O'Sullivan, David Rowe, Jeremy Haylock & Stuart Vaughan This lecture was not recorded

Doors will open at 17:30 for a 18:00 start at all lectures.

Watch the 2017 Technical Lecture Series

All the 2017 Technical Lecture Series recordings are available to watch on the Institution’s YouTube channel. Access any lecture wherever or whenever you want, including Bill Harvey’s presentation about Elevarch - the world's first masonry bridge arch lift.

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