Many Engineers at some stage come across situations where the material properties or the performance of an assembly is not immediately quantifiable with any degree of accuracy. You may have some doubts as to whether the material test certificates for some imported material is ion fact correct. You may need to independently evaluate the slip coefficient for a friction grip bolted connection or you may need to prove the fatigue resistance of a connection. At some stage in their careers most Engineers will have to test something, but how many of us know what to ask for, or against what criteria we are testing?Read More
Increasing risk is a dominant theme of the 21st century. Engineers are well placed to act as
leaders of change to meet this challenge. Innovative forms of collaborative thinking and
action are required to mitigate, prepare for and respond to crisis.
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.Read More