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December 2018

Adaptable structures – what really is serviceability?

05/12/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New IStructE Headquarters, 43-57 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS United Kingdom
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Since 1975, the British Group of IABSE has held a two day colloquium in Cambridge every summer for about 25 invited participants. The purpose of the event is to exchange views on a structural engineering theme of topical importance. The Institution’s Structural Futures Committee, in conjunction with the IABSE British Group are hosting a discussion based on the theme of this year’s Henderson Colloquium: 'Adaptable structures - what really is serviceability?' The debate will focus on the leading issues raised including…

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March 2019

IABSE BG – Journey to Success London 2019

13/03/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Garrison Pub, 99-101 Bermondsey St
London, SE1 3XB United Kingdom
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Join us for an informal evening of discussion and debate about how to make a successful career in engineering. This is an opportunity to hear leading figures from industry reflecting back on their career and sharing their own personal story about their journey to success. The panel discussion will be followed by an informal mentoring session and drinks. Panellists: Ian Firth - IABSE British Group Chairman, COWI Alejandro Domingo – Principal Engineer, Arcadis David Knight – Design Director, Cake Industries Tom Wilne – Stations…

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April 2019

IStructE: Conceptual Design of Bridges

02/04/2019 - 03/04/2019

British Group chair Ian Firth (COWI) and IABSE member Martin Knight (Knight Architects) will be running a two day course on the conceptual design of bridges. The course helps engineers gain an appreciation of the process of conceptual design for bridges, in terms of both selecting a structural form to suit the constraints of a site and arranging materials and components to meet the demands of the structure in an elegant and logical way. The course is aimed at all…

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Future of Design Birmingham 2019

IET Birmingham: Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street
Birmingham City Centre, B1 2NP United Kingdom
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We are delighted to welcome you to Future of Design Birmingham 2019, a full-day conference and dinner in Birmingham aimed at promoting innovation and inspiring the designers of the future. This is the fourteenth Future of Design Conference organised by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) British Group. The day will consist of engaging and thought provoking talks from a variety of keynote speakers and paper competition winners, interactive workshops, a discussion panel focused around future of cities and plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day. The…

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IABSE Visits – Clifton Suspension Bridge Tour

26/04/2019 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol , BS8 United Kingdom + Google Map

The British Group of IABSE is organising an afternoon tour of Clifton Suspension Bridge, which will be led by the Bridgemaster Trish Johnson and John Rees of COWI. Delegates will learn how the difficult balance of preserving the bridge’s heritage whilst maintaining current functional and maintenance standards has been achieved on this awe-inspiring bridge across the Avon Gorge, designed by I.K. Brunel and completed in 1864. The visit will proceed from the Visitor Centre on the Leigh Woods side of…

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May 2019

IABSE Annual Lecture 2019 and Thames Boat Tour

23/05/2019 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
IStructE Headquarters, 47-58 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS United Kingdom

Description This Year's IABSE Annual Lecture is a special one; we'll firstly be treated to a Lecture by Guy Nordenson, entitled "What We Do", followed by dinner aboard a boat on the Thames! “What We Do”, Guy Nordenson “This then is the engineer’s principal destructive weakness, to play Iago to the architect, or indeed to another engineer, Othello.” – Peter Rice 1992 The role of the structural engineer today bears similarities to that diagnosed by Peter Rice near the end…

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September 2019

Future of Design London 2019

13/09/2019 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Imperial College London, 180 Queen's Gate, Kensington
London, SW7 2AZ United Kingdom
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We welcome you to Future of Design London 2019, a conference aimed at fostering creative innovation and inspiring the next generation of designers. FoD London 2019 will mark the 15th future of design conference organised by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) British Group. The conference brings together a variety of keynote speakers who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of possibility. The day includes interactive workshops, a young designers competition and networking. Ticket on sale…

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Luton DART MPT Site Visit (Open to All)

18/09/2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


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October 2019

Nethercot Prize (Young Professionals’ Paper Prize)


*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15th OCTOBER*** Early career architects, engineers and designers (expected to be under 35 and based in the UK) are invited to submit a single author paper for judging for the Nethercot Prize (Young Professionals Paper Prize named after Professor David Nethercot, President of IABSE 2013-2016). Shortlisted authors will be invited to the IABSE Milne medal dinner normally held in November each year. The winner of the paper competition will be awarded with a contribution of £400…

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November 2019

2019 Milne Medal Lecture – ‘Why Not’

12/11/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IStructE Headquarters, 47-58 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PS United Kingdom
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'Why Not?' Milne Medal Lecture by Neil Thomas of Atelier One. 'George Bernard Shaw said "some men dream of things as they are and ask why? I dream of things that never were and ask why not". Engineering is the most creative of careers I could have possibly imagined, in fact which I couldn't have imagined. There are no boundaries, only those defined by nature itself.' Neil Thomas Awared annually by the IABSE British Group, the Milne Medal is awarded…

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