IStructE CM Exam Preparation Course


Modulus is pleased to be delivering the IStructE CM Examination Preparation Course  at the Abbey Centre (hosted for many years at Westminster College)

We are now taking bookings for the Autumn 2019 course. The booking form is at the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries, please contact

The pass rate for course delegates taking the July 2018 examination was 60%, this compares well to the typical pass rate of 35% (July 2018 data not yet published).

Aims and Objectives

This course is intended for structural engineers making final preparations to sit the chartered membership examination. There will be guidance, hints and tips for preparing and sitting the examination in the following areas:

Preparing and exam technique
Key issues to address in answering questions
Options and solutions for concrete and steel superstructure and sub-structures
Review of past papers

Programme – Autumn 2019 Course

9 Oct 2019Joseph MooresWhen I took the exam…An account of sitting the exam including preparation, practice and how a question was answered
16 Oct 2019Paul PerrySteelwork Solutions* Steel options
* “Rule of thumb” for analysis and design
* Steel floors, beams, columns, portals and grades
23 Oct 2019Owen BrookerConcrete and Timber Solutions* Concrete floor options
* Timber floor options
* Quick analysis methods
* Quick concrete design
30 Oct 2019Paul PerryTransfer Structures* Single interrupted column
* Transition between grids
* Building over tunnel / sewer
* Vierendeel beams / plate girders
6 Nov 2019Paul PerryFoundations* Types
* Pile / pads / underpinning
13 Nov 2019Owen BrookerStability and Framing* Load transfer diagrams
* Functional framing diagrams
* Stability Systems
20 Nov 2019Paul PerryBasements and Retaining Walls* Basement; design concepts
* Basement; construction sequence
* Retaining Walls; at ramps & sloping sites
27 Nov 2019Owen BrookerPast Papers* Identifying key issues
* Developing solutions
4 Dec 2019Paul PerryMethods Statements and Programmes* Logical sequence of events
* Method statements, sway and temporary works
* Programming, estimate timings for sub- and super-struture
11 Dec 2019Paul PerryThe letter, drawings & design appraisal* Letter writing tips
* Drawings “rules of thumb”
* Report appraisal writing tips

Please note that on occasions it may be necessary to adjust the programme and speakers.

If you have any difficulties with the payment pages or if you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact us.

Booking form

Course details

10 weeks

£474 (£395+VAT)

The Abbey Centre
The Wash House Annex
(34 Gt Smith St, London SW1P 3BU)

18:15 to 20:30

Course notes:
Where provided by the speaker a pdf copy of the notes will be available, usually in advance.

Contact us

Phone: 01256 768588

Recent Clients

Alan Wood & Partners
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