British Group of IABSE


Mr. Ian Firth

Bevis Marks House
24 Bevis Marks
London  EC3A 7JB
Phone: +44-20-7940 7600
Fax    : +44-20-7940 7601


Mr. Mark Bulmer

2 City Walk
Leeds LS11 9AR

Phone: +44-113-391 6800
Fax    : +44-113-391 6899


News / Coming Events / Activities / Meetings


April 20 - The 12th Future of Design conference was held at the University of Edinburgh, marking the first time the conference has been held in Scotland since Future of Design began in 2012. The event, aimed at young aspiring engineers, focused on the familiar theme of promoting excellence in the design and construction of ground breaking projects throughout the world. More..

October 2 - Visit to Wimbledon Court 1, will include a presentation given by the Engineer (Thornton Tomasetti), Contractor (Sir Robert McAlpine) and Fabricator/Erector (Severfield UK) as well as an opportunity to walk around the site during one of the final phases of the major structural works. More..

October 11 - 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 new IABSE British Group Paper Prize. Shortlisted authors will be invited to the IABSE Milne medal dinner. The winner of the paper competition will be awarded with a contribution of £400 towards participation and travel to an upcoming IABSE international conference in 2019. Winner and runner up papers may be published as articles on the IABSE British Group website. More..

October 12-14 -
 The British Group of IABSE is arranging a study tour to Greece to visit some of the country’s most distinguished and multi-award winning structures being accompanied by renowned Academics and Professional Engineers. The trip will unveil both historic and modern aspects of those structures. For more information, click here..  Read the Report

Event Reports 2016

November 24, 2016 The Milne Medal is awarded to an individual engineer for excellence in structural design, both in the overall concept and in the attention to detail in their work, and is named in recognition of the late Bob Milne, who served for many years as the Honorary Secretary of the IABSE British Group. James O’Callaghan wowed a packed audience at the IStructE headquarters with his presentation for the 2016 Milne Medal. Read the report..

Henderson Colloquium 2016  - Report
Since 1975 the British Group of IABSE have 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. Each participant is invited to make a short presentation to trigger constructive discussions in the relaxed surroundings of Christ’s College. Delegates at the 2016 Henderson Colloquium met to discuss “The Restoration and Preservation of Historic Structures”.  Read the report by Jason Hyde here..
'Future of Design London' Report

On September 8, 2016, built environment professionals gathered for the 10th IABSE British Group Future of Design event in London. Aimed at promoting innovation and collaboration to young designers, attendees were treated to a day full of inspiration, creativity and discussion.
Read the report by Harpreet Singh Sidhu here..

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Video Report on Future of Design Conference, organised by the IABSE  British Group on September 18, 2014.


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