The committee considers how structural engineering’s approach, skills and knowledge base will need to change in response to an evolving industry.
The committee works closely with the Engineering Leadership Group and the Head of Technical Secretariat Services to determine strategic priorities: how, where and when to supply members with related resources, training and events.
The committee also provides direction and oversight of the Digital Workflows and Computational Design Panel.
Membership of the Structural Futures Committee is a way to share your knowledge, provide thought leadership, and help prepare the profession for future challenges.
It also makes a valuable contribution to your Continuing Professional Development.
As a member you will attend four meetings a year, helping to shape the direction of Institution activity in the area of Structural Futures, with full access to all committee documents. You will undertake some work between meetings.
We invite expressions of interest in committee membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.
Contact the committee if you have questions about their work.
Explore our range of online training, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
Alastair Low-Macrae argues that blockchain technology may hold the key to some of the issues around trust and transparency that the industry is currently grappling with, particularly in the context of BIM.
The poster of the 2021 Coolest Concrete Award winner, Robin Oval, Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Cambridge.
The poster of the 2020 Coolest Concrete Award runner up, Will Hawkins.
A technical debate around practical approaches towards implementing the circular economy within structural engineering and the construction industry.
Arthur Coates calls on structural engineers to push for the adoption of post-monitoring sensors to provide better data on building performance and, ultimately, more accurate loading predictions.
What we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? Kate Leighton gives an opinion from a UK perspective.
Richard Lankshear MIStructE discusses the Stirling Prize winning Goldsmith Street and how evolving home design will require the specialist skills of the structural engineer.
Stuart Matthews considers the potential benefits – and difficulties – of developing performance- or outcomes-based codes of practice and standards.
The fifteenth international conference on concrete engineering and technology - virtual event from 5 to 8 December 2022.
Attend this e-conference to learn how to use steel in an effective and sustainable way in changing times.
A conference dedicated to best practices in integrating climate emergency teaching into academic curricula, and professionalism and ethics in both academic environments and workplaces.
The theme of this year's conference is about regeneration to climate action: how young engineers can shape the design brief of the future
A sponsored webinar by Deltek about the current trends and digital ambitions in the engineering industry.
This inaugural e-conference is dedicated to helping structural engineers understand how to assess, strengthen and reuse existing concrete structures to extend their life and reduce the impact the built environment profession has on the environment.
Congratulations to the winners of the Structures prizes 2022! The prizes celebrate the best papers published in the journal in 2021 and recognise both more fundamental research and research likely to have a tangible impact on practice.
In the first instalment of a new feature in collaboration with the IStructE Research Panel, we discover how graphene is being used to enhance concrete at the University of Manchester, and learn about a new approach to the documentation and assessment of masonry structures using geometric digital twins which has been developed at the University of Leeds.
A poster from a project funded by the Institution’s 2020/21 Undergraduate Research Grants.