Association for Structural Engineers of London Boroughs

trade & industry

Building Research Establishment
BRE provides expert, independent and impartial research, knowledge and advice for the built environment sector and beyond.

Brick Development Association
The BDA produces a wide range of specialist books and other publications on all matters relating to the design and specification of brickwork. These publications can be either obtained direct from BDA, or in some cases can be downloaded direct from the website.

Eurocodes Expert
An Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers initiative to help design engineers as well as clients, manufacturers, building control officers and academics, trainers and students understand and use the new European structural design codes.

Timber Research and Development Association TRADA timbersizer EC5 Edition
Using timber sizes readily aailable in the UK market, timbersizer suggests appropriate cross-sections based on timber strngth classes C16 or C24, or ?? This allows you to specify the most appropriate timbers available, or ones that give the floor/ceiling depth..

TATA Steel
UK Eurocodes is actively supporting designers through the transition period working with its partners (the BCSA and the Steel Construction Institute) on a number of Eurocode initiatives. The first package of steel building guidance documentation is now available and comprises ten packages.

professional organisations

The Institution of Civil Engineers
ICE is a global membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world with the purpose of qualifying professionals engaged in civil engineering, exchange knowledge and best practice and promote their contribution to society.

The Institution of Structural Engineers
The world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in structural engineering.

The London Bridges Engineering Group
LoBEG comprises a working party consisting of a representative from each of the 33 London Boroughs.

Transport for London
TfL is an executive body of the Greater London Authority (GLA) reporting to the Mayor of London, who is Chair of the TfL's Board.

County Surveyors Society
Representing the Directors of Strategic Planning, Transportation, Environment, Waste Management and Economic Development functions throughout the UK.

The Local Goverment Technical Advisers Group
LoTAG is a professional association incorporated in 1995. It was formed from the Association of Metropolitan District Engineers (AMDE), the Association of London Borough Engineers and Surveyors (ALBES) and the Association of Chief Technical Officers (ACTO) in District authorities in areas where local goverment responsibilities are divided between Counties and Districts.

London District Surveyors Association
The LDSA was formed in 1845 and is now representative of Local Authority Building Control in the Greater London area, with the fundamental purpose to guide members in the use of the Building Control legislation and ensure uniformity of interpretation.

Local Authority Building Control
LABC is a member organisation representing local authority building control in England and Wales that promotes the design and construction of safe, accessible, environmentally efficient buildings that comply with the Building Regulations.

other links

Find an Engineer
A comprehensive database of structural engineering practices across the UK that puts you in touch with the best structural engineer for any project. Only firms that have at least one member from the Institution of Structural Engineers can register.

Health & Safety Executive
The HSE is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. An independent regulator to act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain's workplaces.

Standing Committee of Structural Safety
SCOSS is an independent body established in 1976, supported by the ICE, ISE and the HSE to maintain a continuing review of building and civil engineering matters affecting the safety of structures..

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety
CROSS is a scheme established by SCOSS in 2005 to improve structural safety and reduce failures by using confidential reports to highlight lessons that have been learnt, to generate feedback and to influence change.