Brohn was awarded the IStructE’s President’s Award in 2015 for his teaching methods in structural engineering. This was only the second time in the Institution’s history that this Award was given.
“The President’s Award is to be presented to Dr David Brohn for his visionary approach to the education of students and graduates in structural engineering. For several decades, David’s ‘Brohn Test’ has been used by educators and employers to measure and embed an understanding of structural behaviour. David’s extraordinary efforts over a prolonged period of time have underpinned the Institution’s educational initiative in developing the Structural Behaviour Course. It is for this leadership and vision that David is to receive the President’s Award.”Professor Tim Ibell, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers 2015