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The Institution of Structural Engineers is a professional body for structural engineering based in the United Kingdom. The Institution has 27,000 members operating in over 100 countries. The Institution provides professional accreditation for structural engineers and publishes a monthly magazine,
The Structural Engineer
'. The Institution also has a research journal titled ''Structures,'' 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. The Institution uphold standards, shares knowledge, promotes structural engineering and provides a voice for the structural engineering profession.


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.The role and influence of the Secretaries of the Institution of Structural Engineers 1908-1961
by John Dougill, 2003
On 22 February 1909, the Institution 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. It has fifty groups worldwide.Divisions and Groups


Headquarters

The first Institution 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 Institution's current headquarters are at 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, United Kingdom, after a move from Belgravia. The Duke of Gloucester officially opened the new International Headquarters on 14 May 2015.

See also

*Construction Industry Council *Engineering Council UK (ECUK) *Institution of Civil Engineers *Gold Medal of the Institution of Structural Engineers *Structural Awards


References


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