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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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Industry Event

IStructE: Structural Rehabilitation Conference

Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Thu 08 Dec 2022 IStructE HQ and online In-person from £199 + VAT, Online from £155 + VAT, Student from £39 + VAT Book now

Full Details

Ensuring ageing transport infrastructure is maintained safely is a complex challenge and needs advanced structural engineering expertise. The implications of an asset needing repair or replacement are vast and wide-reaching.

Sessions will focus on best practice in assessment, diagnostics, monitoring and strengthening to extend the life of existing infrastructure. Topics will be explored through a mix of case studies, technical presentations and group discussion. 

The programme features presentations on:

  • Inspection of tunnels using high resolution photography and lasers
  • Using digital technology and machine learning to redefine inspections
  • Structural reliability and probability-based assessment
  • Sophisticated structural analysis methods to maximise retention of existing railway gantries
  • Managing Cast Iron Assets – innovative and alternative solutions 
  • Case studies: rehabilitation of post-tensioned box girder bridges

The conference will take place as a hybrid event. Delegates can register to attend in-person at the Institution’s London headquarters or online and enjoy the same opportunities for networking and interaction.

Who should attend?

  • Practicing structural engineers primarily working on bridges and infrastructure projects
  • Asset and estate managers
  • Contractors and consultants

Networking and interactivity

Join us on online on our cutting edge hybrid conference platform for an interactive, exciting e-experience. Integrated with Zoom, the platform enables:

  • ​Online Q&A and chat for every session
  • Dedicated face-to-face networking sessions: take your seat at an online “table”, discuss the presentations, network and meet your peers
  • ​Access to all content for both in-person and online attendees once the conference is over: all presentations are recorded and available on-demand for 3 months

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IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.