The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) was founded in Lagos, in 1967, by a group of British trained Nigerian Structural Engineers as an avenue for Professional Training and Development in the field of Structural Engineering in Nigeria with a view to produce professional Structural Engineers in line with the growth aspirations of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers is concerned with the general advancement of the science and art of Structural Engineering in Nigeria
The Institution is also a qualifying body for Structural Engineers in Nigeria. In discharging her responsibilities in this regard, the Institution prescribes courses of study, arranges examinations and assesses training and experience of potential Structural Engineers.
The Institution is vigorously pursuing these other goals.
For the National Assembly to enact on laws that will put the responsibility of Structural Stability on Nigerian Structural Engineers certified by the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers either through the enactment of separate laws or through the ammendments of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Laws.
For COREN to take The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers as the only Technical Partner in the Certification of the Nigerian Structural Engineer or any Engineer from other nation who wants to practice Strucutural Engineering in Nigeria.
For COREN to also enforce the Part III (7 hour Professional Practice) Examination of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers as the only yardstick for registeration as a Structural Engineer in the country. This is the practice in United Kingdom and United States of America.
Structural Engineering delas with the following areas of Engineering endeavor:
The Nigerian Society of Engineers is the umbrella body of all Engineers in Nigeria, it has over forty career-divisions.
The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers (NIStructE) merged with the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on the 29th of August, 1996. The merger terms made NIStructE the Structural Division of the NSE
NIStructE/COREN Relations&The Institution’s members were deeply involved in the establishment of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and are still contributing to her successful operations through very close professional collaboration.
The Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers is more specifically mandated, among others, to:
Determine who is a Structural Engineer in Nigeria.
Determine what standards of knowledge and skills are required for somebody to be recognized and registered as a Structural Engineer.
Admit members to the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers through a 7 hour, open book, Part III – Structural Engineering Examination.
Maintain a register of qualified Structural Engineers in Nigeria