Structural Futures

Presented by:

  •  Professor Tim Ibell -  FREng CEng BSc(Eng) PhD FIStructE MICE FHEA 

Over the past few years, IStructE has moved ahead rapidly in educational and technical guidance activities. It has accelerated the attraction of suitably-qualified structural engineers wherever they may be, and for the first time in its history it has secured ownership of its accommodation. Another key new initiative has been the launch of the research journal 'Structures'. The presentation will delve into the plans which the Institution has for its research base, and then cover the research issues which get Tim up in the morning. In particular, the use of fabric to form architecturally-interesting and structurally-efficient concrete structures will be highlighted.          

The Speaker:    Tim Ibell graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1988. After completing a PhD in prestressed concrete structures at the University of Cambridge in 1992, he practised as a civil engineering consultant until 1994 when he returned to Cambridge for three years as a post-doctoral fellow. In 1997, he joined the University of Bath as a lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. He was subsequently promoted through to Professor of Civil Engineering in 2003, to Head of Department in 2005, and to Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design in 2008. He will be President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2015, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has a strong research interest in the use of fabric to form concrete structures. He is also interested in structural behaviour and retrofit of concrete bridges and structures, and he has a team of researchers looking at the use of fibre-reinforced polymers to reinforce and/or strengthen concrete structures. He has a passion for teaching, and won the University of Bath's premier award for teaching, the Mary Tasker Award, in 2008.

This event will start at 6:15pm in the Turner Theatre at The University of Melbourne, Botany Building, Parkville  (Building 122, Grid E13 on this map.)

Eventbrite - IStructE Special Meeting : 15 July 2014

Please note there will be no refreshments provided for this meeting.

All of the IStructE Evening Technical Meetings are free to attend unless stated otherwise.