Institution of Structural Engineers

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Institution of Structural Engineers
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Established 21 July 1908 (1908-07-21)
Type Structural engineering professional association
Professional title
Chartered Engineer
Headquarters London, EC1
United Kingdom
Region served
Worldwide
Services
  • Professional membership
  • Room hire
  • Find An Engineer
  • Magazine
  • Library
Membership
27,000
Key people
Website istructe.org

The Institution of Structural Engineers is a professional body for structural engineering based in the United Kingdom. It has 27,000 members operating in 105 countries. The Institution provides professional accreditation for structural engineers. It publishes a monthly magazine, The Structural Engineer. The institution also has a research journal titled Structures,[1]published by Elsevier, Inc.

The Institution is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment.[citation needed]

The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.

History

The Institution gained its Royal Charter in March 1934. It was established at the Ritz Hotel, London on 21 July 1908 as the Concrete Institute, as the result of a need to define standards and rules for the proper use of concrete in the construction industry. H. Kempton Dyson was one of the founder members and the first permanent secretary.[2]

The first headquarters were established at No. 8, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, London by the first President, the Right Honourable Robert Windsor-Clive, 1st Earl of Plymouth, the institute's current headquarters can be found at 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom, after a move from Begravia. The Duke of Gloucester officially opened the new International Headquarters on 14 May 2015. On 22 February 1909, the Institute was incorporated under the Companies Acts 1862-1907 as a company limited by guarantee not having a capital divided into shares. It was renamed the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1922, when its areas of interest were extended to cover 'structures' of all kinds. By 1925 the Institution had 1,700 members and has continued to grow over the years.[citation needed] It has fifty groups worldwide.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Structures". www.structuresjournal.org. Retrieved 2018-08-01. 
  2. ^ The role and influence of the Secretaries of the Institution of Structural Engineers 1908-1961 by John Dougill, 2003
  3. ^ Divisions and Groups Archived September 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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