Structures Expert Panel

The Structures Expert Panel aims to develop and promote best practice in construction. It also works to influence governmental, legislative and industrial policy.

Meeting four times a year, the panel members monitor the delivery of an annual action plan and develop future programmes.

Meet the panel

The Structures panel is made up of a variety of industry experts. Find out more about our panel chair and details of the panel's members.

  • Panel chair: Julie Bregulla

    Structures Expert Panel

    Julie is a Director with the Building Research Establishment (BRE). She leads BRE’s engineering team, its strategic research and consultancy.


Other panel members

Panel member name Employer
Barry Ayres Bromley Council
Paul Bell Jampel Davison & Bell
Costas Georgopoulos Kingston University
Konrad Kukla Halcrow Group
Doug Neville Hill International (UK) Ltd
Nick Price Department for Communities and Local Government
John Redmond Hurst Pierce & Malcolm LLP
Peter Robery University of Birmingham
Chris Shaw Consultant
Robert Sheldon Cranfield University
Ian Smith Atkins
Carlos Soares de Freitas Hyder Consulting
Augustus Lee Hong Kong Government
Dave Cotton Atkins

What are we working on?

The panel is currently working on the confidential reporting of critical safety data. Recent outputs include an update on use of structural engineering codes, and how the Party Wall Act affects civil and structural engineers.

The Panel has supported the work of SCOSS and the Structural-safety website in its concerns over the standard of many building regulation submissions under Part A of the Building Regulations. Although written for English submissions, the principles apply to the UK generally. The guidance note sets out the essential components of an acceptable submission.