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Scot to be easier


Having read the recent features on registration in Scotland (NCE 4 November), I am confused as to whether the term 'chartered structural engineer' refers only to a full member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, or also to a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers who does structural design?

As I am in the latter classification, then I would be concerned if a lack of IStructE. qualification were to become a barrier to my professional activities.

Working for a major precast concrete contractor I earn my living 'engineering' structural projects, many of which have graced the front cover of the journal of both Institutions.

When such a project is in Scotland, then in addition to submitting the calculations, I complete the self certification forms and all is well.

Should I now be getting worried?

Cliff Billington, 2 Fountains Close, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6LL

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