ASELB (formerly known as SEMSELB) was set up in the early 1970s following a major incident in 1968 involving the progressive collapse of a high rise building known as Ronan Point. The Association includes representatives working in the field of structural engineering from each of the London Boroughs.
The aim now as it was then, is to help develop a consistent approach throughout London to promote best practice in relation to structural engineering and safety. ASELB members are concerned that with the growing trend towards high rise buildings and return to pre-fabricated construction and given the apparent reduction in the design checking and site inspections processes, such circumstances could provide the potential for defective and/or unsafe structures to occur during the design life of some of these buildings.
Formed over 25yrs ago to act in an advisory capacity to LoTAG (the London Technical Advisors Group) on matters of Structural Engineering.
An elected Steering Group is responsible for managing the operation and business of the association and for all arrangements for two seminars, usually held in the Spring and Autumn of each year at ISE Headquarters.
Membership is available through the payment of an annual subscription.
All business is conducted and governed by the ASELB Constitution and Rules, as agreed and adopted on 19 November 2015, and subject to administration by an elected steering group. To view Constitution please click below:
Membership is available to Structural Engineers who are working within a Local Authority environment and who are involved at senior level either in a design capacity or alternatively within Building Control.
Membership is limited to one representative from each borough. Payment of an annual subscription will permit Members to attend two Seminars each year with presentations on subjects of topical interest. These Seminars are normally held at the Headquarters of the Institution of Structural Engineers, during the Spring and Autumn of each year.
Associate Membership may also be available on request, which would allow the representative to attend any of the seminars by payment of a one off fee.
If you are interested in representing your borough as a Member or wish to become an Associate Member, or would just like to find out more about our activities, then please do not hesitate to contact the ASELB Secretary.
AIMS & Objectives
In relation to matters of Structural Engineering to:
- Promote best professional practice and consistency of approach by effective networking
- Act in an advisory capacity to the London Technical Advisors Group (LoTAG)
- Promote Structural Safety, actively working through SCOSS (the Standing Committee on Structural Safety) and raising concerns with CROSS (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety),
- Organise and operate forums by which all members can exchange and discuss matters of topical interest.
- Issue from time to time authoritative technical guidance and bulletins to members.