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The Structural Engineer 2013 Survey

The Structural Engineer is the Institution’s flagship publication and we welcome your input on its continual improvement.

The Structural Engineer has published 15 monthly issues in its “new” format. Now is a good time for us to look objectively at what the publication is currently offering members and subscribers – and what we can do in the future to ensure that it remains interesting and relevant to you.

The questions cover the publication itself, as well as a few questions regarding its affiliated products, such as The Structural Engineer Jobs and the recently launched e-newsletter.

The survey is available here and should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. As a thank you for your time, we’ll enter you into a draw to win one of three prizes of £100 worth of Amazon vouchers. The survey will be available online until Monday 8 April, so please don’t delay in telling us your thoughts whilst entering into this great prize draw!

Your responses and personal information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be supplied to any 3rd parties.

The Structural Awards 2013 – Applications


The Structural Awards 2013; your chance to win the industry’s highest accolade.

Winning an award symbolises your creativity, ingenuity and position as a world-class structural designer at the forefront of the industry.

The deadline for entering the Structural Awards 2013 is quickly approaching; please make sure you have submitted your project by Friday 19 April for your chance to win one of the 13 awards.

Find out more about the awards and the entry requirements by visiting the new, dedicated Structural Awards website. You can also view previous winners and commended projects.

To enter a project, please complete the entry form before the deadline: Friday 19 April.

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The Titanic Experience – Dublin Lecture

The structural design team (RPS) behind the Titanic Experience Building will present an overview of the complex engineering aspects of project. The building design itself is highly distinctive with the architects drawing inspiration from the geometry of the Titanic with each façade replicating four 30m high hulls. The facts and figures surrounding this project are fascinating. The entire building provides 14,000 square metres of exhibition space. The construction of the structural foundations required the largest concrete pour (4,200 cubic metres) to date on the island. The building contains some of the world’s longest spanning escalators at 25m. Quite simply, it is one of the most extraordinary buildings ever constructed in Ireland. The Independent described the building as “a structure as monumental as the ship it commemorates” and the Huffington Post noted that is was “awe inspiring at each step”. Within six months of its opening in 2012, the building had attracted in excess of 500,000 visitors making it one of the most popular attractions on the island. Further details about the building may be found at

A flyer is available for download here.

Venue: Rm 281 DIT Bolton St.
Date: Tuesday, 12 March, 2013
Time: Reception: 18:00, Lecture: 18:30