OStrA Committee

Definition: The IABSE Outstanding Structure Award (OStrA) was established in 1998. It is one of the highest distinctions awarded by IABSE and recognises, in different regions of the world, some of the most remarkable, innovative, creative, or otherwise stimulating structures, but not necessarily the largest, longest, highest, or otherwise record-breaking structures. Sustainability and respect of the environment is also an important factor.

to the Executive Committee

at least once every year


NameCountryPositionTerm StartTerm End
Mr. Naeem Ullah Hussain, Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong LtdHong KongChair20172021
Prof. Dr. Ing. Annette BögleGermanyMember20172021
Mr. John F. Duntemann, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.United StatesMember20132021
Mr. Ian Peter Thomas Firth, COWI UK LimitedUnited KingdomMember20172021
Prof. Yozo Fujino, Yokohama National University (YNU)JapanMember20172021
Mr. Shigeru HikoneJapanMember20132021
Mr. Svein Erik JakobsenNorwayMember20132021
Dr. Eng. Juan A. Sobrino Almunia, Pedelta Canada Inc.CanadaMember20172021
Dr. Gongyi XU, BRDI of China RailwayChinaMember20172021
Term of Office
Chair:  4 years
Vice-Chair:  4 years
Members:  4 year term with max. of 2 terms