Learning  resources

I will keep adding to the list, more coming soon.


Ethics,  society and engineering

  • Engineering in society  this eBook has been produced  in collaboration with the Royal  Academy  of Engineering- if you have ever wondered about your role as an engineer in society or the ethical implication of  your design choices you  should this!

Structural analysis

Material Selection


  • Website of a  large  steel  manufacturer. For a great PDF  explaining the need for ductility in  engineering structures whilst highlighting that all  steels are not equal! CLICK HERE
  • Some  great  students notes and quiz  questions  on EC3 and connections. Also  excellent  summaries of Dr Wen-Shao Chang's research  into Timber connections


  • Almost everything you ever needed to  know about Timber  can  be found here
  • The proceedings of the CIB-W18 meetings are now back cataloged and searchable by keyword/author online for free. This is access to the last 20+ years of advanced timber engineering
  • personal  blog of Thomas Rogers a lecturer from Coventry University with a passion for Timber Engineering


Technical  Guidance

As well as being the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in structural engineering, The Institution of Structural  Engineers also provide lots of educational resources for students, below are links to their  technical guidance documents. Join the institution to make the most of it!

Level 1

Level 2

Timber handbook

Bamboo Construction

Part 1 : Introduction to Bamboo

Part 2: Durability and preservation

Part 3:Design Values

Part 4: Structural use of Bamboo


Concrete bridge design and construction

Next update due in 1st Jan 2015

Personal  blogs and companies that we like Excellent  lectures on Soil Mechanics  from Prof Burland! The finest discussion of bridge engineering to be found on the internet!