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The British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM) is a non-profit making scientific, membership which sits between industry, academia and the engineering community

Project Scope

The BSSM has been a client of Rade for the best part of 2 decades. In that time we have created multiple succesful versions of the website changing periodically to keep abreast of software and technology updates.

It's main focus is to provide members with a reliable source of information alongside an annual conference and credible training schemes and workshops.

Members are sometimes individuals, sometimes companies. They also actively encourage younger analysts by supporting student growth and offer reduced fees to those studying in relevant areas.


The site needed to be simple yet elegant, stylish and very easy to navigate around appealing to a broad demographic of visitors.

The main focus of the site revolves around the marketing of the BSSM International Conference in Experimental Mechanics, a Members Area, plus a varierty of workshops, seminars and training/certification courses. 

Visitors can reserve conference tickets and certain workshops online with discounted prices for members, students etc. They then have the option to either pay through the site with a card, or request an invoice at the checkout. To execute this, we used some Ecwid shop functionality (a third party shopping system).

The members area has a number of different 'permission levels' for each member. This allows BSSM to use this facility to disseminate information locked down to various committees without it all being available to the general membership. 

There is also an extensive archive which is a valuable resource and regularly used.


Founded in 1964 the British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM) is a non-profit making scientific, membership organisation focused on promoting the knowledge and application of advanced strain measurement, stress analysis and experimental mechanics techniques. BSSM sits at the interface between industry, academia and the wider engineering community and promotes the dissemination of new techniques and best practice.


Biana Gale, Marketing Manager & Webmaster

"We have worked with Rade over the last 10 years, the most recent project being a revamp of our website, which we are very pleased with.

We have a good working relationship, Rade are very professional and easy to work with."

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