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Dr David Brohn Receives MBE from King Charles at Windsor Castle

by David Brohn MBE PhD CEng FIStructE

Dr David Brohn Received the Award of the MBE from King Charles at Windsor Castle on 14th February. He was accompanied by his partner Sheila Reynolds and daughters Jessica Robertson and Justine Wood.

This MBE Award is a remarkable achievement and recognition of 50 years of focus on the development of an understanding of structural behaviour. The Award was supported by Prof Tim Ibell of Bath University and Mike Cook of Buro Happold. Their letters are on the download link.

It was an unforgettable day. A foggy start concealed the Castle which gradually appeared as we entered the famous quadrangle. Entering the Castle we were overwhelmed by the portraits, shining armoury and ancient weapons. Read More

The focus of this site is to develop an understanding of structural behaviour

by David Brohn MBE PhD CEng FIStructE

Every structural engineer in the world is trying to resolve the issue of how to ensure that the understanding of the modern graduate is as good as that before the computer became universal. Well, we can help. How good is yours?

David M Brohn is a Structural Engineer who specialises in teaching the fundamentals of structural analysis and structural behaviour.

David’s career spans over fifty years. One of David’s most prominent works is his 1984 book, ‘Understanding Structural Analysis’, which accompanies a variety of structural engineering courses, explaining how an understanding of structural behaviour is a crucial skill which underpins the process of structural modelling.

Resources David has developed are used widely in universities across the UK and abroad and encourage the development of training strategies to replace the informal development procedures for analysis and design that are currently the standard in education.

In 2022, David was awarded an MBE in the Jubilee Honours for his contribution to Structural Engineering, and providing a unique and radical approach to the teaching of an understanding of structural behaviour.

David Brohn (right) receiving his IStructE President’s Award in 2015, only the second ever, for his revolutionary teaching methods in structural engineering, from Professor Tim Ibell, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

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Understanding Structural Analysis

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