The influence of the digital world is increasing its impact on those involved with the built environment, whilst our capability to exploit data to inform designs and push the boundaries of what is possible is at the heart of structural engineering.
As our ability to monitor, record, extract and extrapolate information on the performance of our structures continues to improve there is a growing need to better understand how best to use the information.
The use of big data and AI tools are emerging challenges for the industry. It is the ability to understand and manipulate information with computational tools which may transform the role of structural engineers.
An increasingly online world requires robust digital security to mitigate potential infiltration of digital systems and the harm that could be caused to our infrastructure, whether it be financial damage, intellectual property infringement, criminal activity or terrorism.
The poster of the 2021 Coolest Concrete Award winner, Robin Oval, Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Cambridge.
Providing comprehensive guidance on: design (including parametric design), modelling (and its problems), analysis, optimisation, AI and machine learning, and the future of engineering software.
The executive summary from a 2020 Research Award winning project.
Use this tool to help you determine the structural information requirements and level of detail required for your projects.
Peter Debney explores Artificial Intelligence and how it can help structural engineers.
This interactive course, delivered as three two-hour sessions, provides a comprehensive foundation in digital sketching for Windows and OS system users.
This popular one-day, online course offers guidance on the design, stability, safety and performance of tall buildings.
This practical, two-day, online course introduces engineers to various computational design methods and systems.
This two-day course extends the principles developed in the Understanding structural behaviour course. It covers more complex real structures and failures; and the important skills of approximate analysis for checking computational output and member sizing.
This course provides an introduction to structural steelwork design to Eurocode 3 for building design.
This webinar, sponsored by Graitec, explores Advance Design, a globally recognized FEM software, uniquely blending user-friendliness, BIM integration, sustainability emphasis, and comprehensive capabilities to revolutionize structural analysis.
This webinar examines historical building modelling methods and how to utilise modern computer-aided analysis to assess the structural behaviour of existing concrete buildings.
This lecture explores lean structural design, how to challenge a brief to reduce embodied carbon, and low-carbon structural innovation.
This webinar on digital optimisation showcases strategies to optimise designs and explores how to apply available techniques to achieve material and cost savings.
Ashley Kacha, Senior Engineer at the Institution, explores the diverse applications of optimisation techniques in structural engineering for smarter designs and better outcomes.
This webinar focuses on the opportunities for business benefits, improved quality and increased performance generated by implementing efficient digital workflows in your practice.
This talk demonstrates the designing potential of sketching using digital software, and how the practice is innovating the industry.
As the field of engineering continues to evolve, new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and language models are becoming increasingly important tools for structural engineers. AI and language models can provide many benefits to structural engineers, but they also come with potential risks that must be considered.
This technical lecture explores how emerging technologies are changing the engineering design landscape, resulting in a democratisation of the building process.
The built environment contributes significantly to the climate crisis. Susan Mantle, Technical Director at Heyne Tillett Steel, discusses five ways Structural Engineers can reduce carbon emissions - embodied carbon in particular - right from the very start of their projects.