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                              January 2022

Did you know? IABSE Give-A-Gift 2022 sponsorship programme is designed for professors, universities, institutions, companies, and individuals looking for a special gift with a good cause for their students, staff, colleagues, or friends, 27 years or younger aspiring to become successful structural engineers (s). For only 20 CHF, this gift will be helpful for them for the whole year of 2022!

Hurry up! This promo ends on 28 February 2022.

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IABSE Symposium Prague 2022 - Final Invitation

Registration is now open! - Register here..

Join us for an amazing event in the beautiful City of Prague for the onsite Symposium “Challenges for Existing and Oncoming Structures” (25-27 May 2022) to discuss the latest developments of bridge and structural engineering; with respect to the advanced and new methods of design and analysis. Early Bird fees are available until 28 February 2022.

Sponsorship/Exhibition: Your company is welcome to take advantage of the attractive sponsor and exhibition possibilities offered. It is a fantastic opportunity to identify your business with this high-quality Symposium and showcase your products and services to researchers and industry leaders. For more information please download the brochure here, or contact

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Did you miss the IABSE Congress Christchurch 2020 held from February 3-5, 2021?

No worries, we got you covered! You can now buy ACCESS PASS to the Congress recordings and enjoy all presentations at your own time and pace! With your ACCESS PASS, you can watch all sessions recordings, including discussions sessions and Congress Proceedings. After your purchase, you will receive your ACCESS PASS to the Congress, which is valid until 1 July 2024.
ACCESS PASS - NZD 330 (approx. 200 EURO ). Buy here..

Discounted price exclusive to IABSE Members and Young Engineers.
25% OFF – IABSE Members
50% OFF – Students and Young Engineers under 35
Please email IABSE Secretariat at to receive your personal discount code More information here…

Next week

IABSE Webinar: Full-Scale Testing of a Stadium for 'Jumping Crowd Load'; 27 January 2022. 14:30-15:30 hrs CET.

Organised by the Danish Group of IABSE

Speakers: Torben Bilgrav Bangsgaard, Chief Consultant, Monitoring & Analyses of Existing Structures, Rambøll Denmark; Claus Pedersen, Ph.d., Senior Chief Consultant, Monitoring & Analyses of Existing Structures, Rambøll Denmark.

Moderator: Jan Vig Nielsen, Head of Department, Monitoring & Analyses of Existing Structures, Rambøll Denmark.

Register (for free): Click Here.
Webinar summary:
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IABSE Publications

SEI journal's Call for Abstracts for the upcoming issue: 

New developments for the resilient fire design of singular buildings and engineering infrastructure

Read more, click here!

SED 19 on 'Seismic Isolation and Response Control', Edited by Andreas Lampropoulos

Have you started reading the book? If you have, please leave us a review in amazon.

Watch the video interview with authors:
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The seismic resilience of new and existing structures is a key priority for the protection of human lives and the reduction of economic losses in earthquake-prone areas. The modern seismic codes have focused on the upgrade of the structural performance of the new and existing structures. However, in many cases, it is preferable to mitigate the effects of earthquakes by reducing the induced loads in the structures using seismic isolation and response control devices. The limited expertise in the selection and design of the appropriate system for new and existing structures is the main challenge for extensive use of seismic isolation and response control systems in practice.

IABSE Bulletin Editorial Board meeting

The Board under the new Chairmanship of Debra Laefer, and Vice-Chairmanship of Fabrizio Palmisano; started the meeting, with an introduction, and went on to evaluate current and future proposals for SEDs and Case Studies. New members who joined their first meeting were Alessandro Palermo from New Zealand; Carlos Mendez from Mexico; and Vanja Samec from Austria.

The meeting had members from all parts of the world. Watch this short video where some of the Board members introduce themselves, namely: Markus Knoblauch (Switzerland), Mariagrazia Bruschi (US), Mourad Bakhoum (Egypt), Carlos Mendez (Mexico), Bert Snijder (The Netherlands), Alessandro Palermo (New Zealand), and Sorin Dan (Romania), during the meeting chaired by Debra Laefer (US).

Submit new proposals!

IABSE Task Group Chairs are encouraged to come up with new proposals, and submit proposals, when they are ready. We are looking forward to new SEDs and Case Studies this year, and would like to thank the Board for their relentless work for the association. You can download Author guidelines for IABSE Bulletins from here: Click here

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Members News:

Munich, October 8, 2021 – ALLPLAN, the global provider of BIM solutions for the AEC industry, today announced the availability of Allplan Bridge 2022. Allplan Bridge is the world’s first BIM software that enables bridge engineers to work from the creation of a parametric 4D model to structural analysis, reinforcement design and detailing with one single solution. The new version introduces a new modeling approach to easily and quickly create accurate geometry for precast girder bridges. Further new features include the US norm AASHTO LRFD9 design and code checking as well as the integration of IFC4.3 for better interoperability and optimized BIM workflows. The Evolution in Modeling for Precast Girder Bridges, read the Press Release Here

2022 Fazlur Rahman Khan lecture series announcements:

The Ashtabula Bridge Disaster and the Advent of Civil Engineering Professionalism" Friday, February 18, 2022 - 4:30 pm EST
Prof. Stephen J Ressler, Professor Emeritus from the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY; Current President of the Lehigh Valley Section, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Bethlehem, PA.

Supertall Towers + Green Cities, Friday, March 25, 2022 - 4:30 pm EST
Adrian D Smith, Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, IL.
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Dear National Groups

We are wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022!

We take this opportunity to thank you all for your excellent work this year and for leading the IABSE flag in your respective countries with enthusiasm. We look forward to organising more IABSE events and webinars this year with your collaboration and reaching out to more structural engineers worldwide.

We are also looking forward to your nominations for the new IABSE Awards.
Note: Deadline is 31 January 2022.

IABSE Secretariat


National Groups
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United Kingdom

The IABSE British Group aims to share publications of interest to members. A wide number of technical papers, including by IABSE BG members, have recently being published by HS2. Search the learning legacy: Click here! 


The Polish Group is active with several programs for young engineers and recently they also published a report based on the IABSE Symposium in the e-mosty magazine: Click Here.






The 1st LWT-FLOOR Project Workshop was organised at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia, on the 17th of December 2021. IABSE was promoted to participants of the workshop. The aim of the workshop was the presentation of the LWT-FLOOR project background, presentations, and discussions about planned activities and recent results and presentation of other activities of the research group members and project advisors related to the composite and cold-formed steel structural elements.
Click to check your National Group for the latest news and events in your country!

In May 1995, Sissel Niggeler joined IABSE as Assistant to the Executive Director. Since then, she has taken several positions within the IABSE as Communications and Marketing Manager, Secretary to the Foundation Council, and finally as Events Marketing Manager. She has served under 9 Presidents, 2 Chairs of the Foundation Council, 3 Executive Directors, worked with 30 Staff members, of which 5 were SEI Publications Managers. Many IABSE Members who have known her personally for many years appreciate her friendly nature. After 27 years of devotion and loyal service to the Association, the IABSE Secretariat team bids farewell as she will be retiring next month.

As she will be busy preparing for her well-deserved, long-awaited fun trips and activities, the best way to contact her is through her LinkedIn profile, which she plans to keep for now.

On behalf of IABSE Members... thank you very much Sissel, and enjoy your retirement!


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