New Essential Knowledge Series for structural engineering students

The Institution of Structural Engineers has published the first two parts of a new Essential Knowledge Series, provided free to all its Student and Academic Members.

The Series breaks down the key fundamentals of structural engineering into concise, accessible, peer-reviewed study texts, delivering an invaluable resource for engineering students around the world.

The Series was devised by the Institution’s Education Steering Committee and written by highly respected engineers like Chris Wise, David Brohn and Allan Mann.

Professor Leroy Gardner, of Imperial College London, said:

“This new series of essential knowledge texts will be an invaluable source of information for structural engineering students to support their broader appreciation of the subject. The topics covered by the Series range from structural forms and conceptual design through to approximate and computer analysis, with an emphasis on developing an intuitive understanding of the behaviour and design of structures. The Series is well written and well-illustrated by leading members of the profession.”

The first two (introductory) texts, Structure is Everywhere! and Designing a Meaningful Structure, are now available here. Other texts coming in the Series include:

  • Introduction to structural materials
  • Stability
  • Principles for computer analysis of structures
  • Lessons from failures

Providing a full spectrum look at the core principles of structural design, analysis and mechanics, and fully peer reviewed by experts in the field, the Series will also be useful to graduates and others seeking to brush up on their engineering fundamentals.

Darren Byrne, Director of Membership for the Institution, said:

“Combined with our hugely popular online Structural Behaviour Course, we’re doing all we can to deliver new benefits for all our Student Members, providing the kind of high quality, easy access resources that will be useful from the beginning of studies to finals.

“I’d encourage any lecturer looking for a fresh teaching resource to consider our Essential Knowledge Series as a teaching resource and revision guide for students. They are only accessible free to our Student Members, but membership is free and easy to attain – contact membership(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)istructe.org for more details.”